Mark Wenzler – Board Chair
Director of the Chautauqua Climate Change Initiative
Mark is an environmental lawyer and advocate who has worked for 30+ years to protect people and nature from pollution, climate change, and ecological degradation. He is currently the Director of Climate Change Initiative at the Chautauqua Institution. He spent many years as the Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at the National Parks Conservation Association. Mark lives in Washington DC with his spouse Dare and daughter Nina (a veteran of many wonderful Experience Learning summer programs). He is an avid cyclist, runner, backcountry skier, paddler and backpacker, enjoying all of these activities in and around West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest.