Golden Gate Park Selects Interim Deputy CEO

Golden Gate Park Selects Interim Deputy CEO

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy preserves a stretch 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate. This greenbelt along the Pacific is home to ancient redwoods, historic landmarks, miles of trails, dramatic shorelines, rare and endangered species, a lush coastal wilderness, and jaw dropping vistas. Third Sector Company is proud to announce that Cynthia Setel is serving as Interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organization.


Cynthia is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #7 and brings years of nonprofit executive and government leadership. Cynthia is adept at turn-arounds, diagnosing why agencies are struggling and working with staff to identify and implement data-driven solutions.


It’s a wonderful organization, committed to preserving the Golden Gate National Parks and conserving the parks for the future,” said Cynthia. “The parks are beautiful, the staff are outstanding and the programs are innovative. I’m thrilled to be working for this incredible organization.


Cynthia is skilled at building and mentoring strong, diverse management teams. She managed the Housing Choice Voucher Program for the Seattle Housing Authority, which facilitates housing for 10,000 low-income individuals/families. As CFO for the Public Health Department, she motivated staff during an extraordinarily stressful period, as the department experienced major budget cuts, new financial management systems, and preparation for health care reform.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our best wishes to Cynthia and our thanks to the leadership at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for putting their trust in the people, teachings and programs of Third Sector Company that have served community impact organizations over the past 20 years.


Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a community-supported nonprofit organization transforming places—and people—through conservation and improvement of remarkable national parks. They are dedicated to protecting parks, making them relevant and accessible for all communities, and instilling a sense of stewardship in this and future generations to ensure their vitality forever.


Third Sector Company and the graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained nonprofit interim executive leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates can provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership professionals.


If your nonprofit is preparing for a leadership transition or succession planning, contact us today.

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