The Colorado Mountain Club has appointed a new Executive Director, concluding a comprehensive three-month search.
Colorado resident Scott Robson will take over leadership of the 102-year-old Club starting September 2. Robson brings two decades of experience to the role, including director of parks and recreation positions with the City of Denver and the City of Louisville. Most recently, he served as the executive director of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District. During his three and a half years at EPRD, Robson was able to expand the District’s offerings, implement major facilities improvements and surpass grant funding goals. He was nominated as Leader of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce & Leadership Evergreen in 2013 for his efforts.
“We had a great group of finalists, but Scott stood out because of his leadership experience with outdoors-oriented organizations, dedication to public service, stellar professional track record and passion for the mountains,” said CMC Board President Kevin Duncan. “We’re excited for the direction he plans to take the Club.”
Robson earned his Bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado and his Master’s degree in community & regional planning from the University of Oregon. His other prior professional experience includes stints with Boulder County, Grand County and the National Parks Service.
“As a native of Colorado with a lifelong passion for outdoor recreation and our mountains, I am thrilled about the opportunity to serve as the next Executive Director of the Colorado Mountain Club. I look forward to building upon CMC’s legacy of providing education, recreation and volunteer opportunities for the public, and I feel strongly that CMC’s mission is more important today than ever before,” Robson said. “I’m also excited to work on helping grow CMC’s membership base, implementing the Club’s new strategic plan and ensuring that the organization remains the leader in Colorado when it comes to a broad range of issues related to Colorado’s amazing mountain environment.”
Robson has been climbing in the mountains of Colorado since childhood. He has passed along his passion for the outdoors to his two young sons, Will and Jack, who can now be found backcountry skiing, hiking and climbing with Scott throughout the year.
Matt Stevens has served as Interim CEO since the departure of former CEO Katie Blackett in April.
“It was a privilege to serve as Interim CEO for the past few months,” Stevens said. “The CMC is primed for a bright future. As a dedicated member, I’m eager to see where Scott takes us in the years to come.”
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