After nearly 25 years of exceptional and deeply committed leadership as Executive Director at the Eagle’s Nest Foundation (ENF), Noni Waite-Kucera plans to step down from her role in September, 2024.
Eagle’s Nest was founded in 1927 and chartered as a not-for-profit summer camp with a unique educational mission in 1950. Nearly 100 years later, its mission is more relevant than ever. Under Noni’s leadership the organization has grown to be an innovator in experiential education, a model of sustainability and conservation practices, and an impact-driven leader in the camping and educational communities on a regional and national level. With her help the Foundation seeks to find our next Executive Director to build on the legacy of the organization.
Executive Director Search
Members of the Eagle’s Nest Foundation Board of Trustees recognize they have the very important responsibility of choosing a leader who reflects the values and needs of the entire Eagle’s Nest community. They look forward to finding a new Executive Director to lead a thriving Eagle’s Nest Foundation. Thank you in advance for your support as the Board works to find our next leader and move Eagle’s Nest Foundation into the future.
WHO IS ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE?
Will Abberger, Chair & Trustee
Cissy Byrd, Trustee
Cormac Connor, President Board of Trustees
Jill Fleuriet, Trustee
Lyne Gamble, Former Trustee
Heather Goodling, Trustee
Diane Ulmer, Trustee
TELL ME ABOUT ASPEN LEADERSHIP GROUP, THE FIRM LEADING THE SEARCH FOR OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Eagle’s Nest Board of Trustees have retained Aspen Leadership Group (ALG) to guide and oversee the transition process. Aspen’s team working with Eagle’s Nest, Patrick Key and Tom Herbert, have extensive experience working with regional and national educational organizations. ALG will coordinate a nationwide search and bring its expertise in mission-driven executive searches.
HOW CAN THE EAGLE’S NEST COMMUNITY HELP WITH THE SEARCH?
Thanks to all who participated in the ENF Executive Director Search Input Survey. Check back soon for a summary of the survey.
I KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE POSITION
Please contact Patrick Key or Tom Herbert at Aspen Leadership Group:
Eagle’s Nest Foundation is the nonprofit educational organization supporting Eagle’s Nest Camp, Hante Adventures, and The Outdoor Academy, in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The mission of Eagle’s Nest Foundation is “Experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.”