The Rockfall Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Thursday, October 26, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Board of Directors of the Rockfall Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports environmental education and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Marino as Executive Director.

"We are most fortunate that we did not have to look far for such a qualified person to continue Rockfall's many worthwhile initiatives," said Marilyn Ozols, President.  "Tony's experience in all aspects of the work that Rockfall does and his dedication to its mission are unparalleled. The Board is excited to promote him to this position and looks forward to working with him."

Mr. Marino has been a part of the Rockfall Foundation for more than twenty years, serving as a Director and President of the Board prior to joining the staff in 2011. He has served as Operations Manager, Associate Director, and Interim Executive Director. In his role as Executive Director, he will oversee all of the Foundation's functions.

"It is a privilege and honor to serve the Foundation as its Executive Director. These are challenging times for all non-profit organizations. I look forward to working with the Board not only to continue the work we are now doing, but also to expand our initiatives in the area of environmental grants and education, and to increase the use of the deKoven House as home for environmental organizations and as a community meeting space," said Mr. Marino.

The Rockfall Foundation promotes and supports environmental education and conservation in The Lower Connecticut River Valley. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015, it is one of Connecticut's oldest environmental organizations and a catalyst, bringing people together and supporting organizations to conserve and enhance the region's natural environment. Rockfall awards grants each year to nonprofits, schools, and municipalities, and preserves and operates the historic 18th century deKoven House, which provides below market office space to environmental groups based and working in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, and meeting rooms for community organizations.  



Tony Marino
Executive Director
The Rockfall Foundation


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