Announcing the New GreenInfo Executive Director

Dan Rademacher is the new Executive Director of GreenInfo Network, as of December 1, 2015. This carefully planned change of leadership is occurring just as GreenInfo approaches its 20th anniversary, having supported more than 800 public interest groups with mapping and related geospatial information technology.

Dan brings a wealth of experience in how technology can support public interest groups and agencies, and a deep understanding of emerging environmental and social issues, informed by his longstanding journalism background. The GreenInfo Board and staff were very impressed with his combination of innovative thinking and practical management skills, and his commitment to the high-quality work that has been our hallmark for so long.

Dan comes to GreenInfo from Stamen Design, a leading web cartography firm, where as Project Director, he supervised all production work, from scoping to final delivery, and served as main client contact on projects ranging from a social-media-powered park search engine (CaliParks.org, in collaboration with GreenInfo) to an expert-focused system tracking the outcomes of Obamacare.

For the decade prior to that, he served as Editorial Director at Bay Nature Institute where his science reporting and editorial management connected him to the entire Bay Area open space community. The Institute publishes the award-winning Bay Nature magazine and maintains a rich information portal for the Bay region. At Bay Nature, Dan also managed information systems and developed robust databases for donors and work tracking.

Dan also co-founded the grassroots, volunteer group Nerds for Nature, where he leads bioblitz and change monitoring programs that turn hikers with smartphones into nodes in a sensor network.

“I couldn’t be happier with the choice of Dan as my successor,” says current Executive Director Larry Orman. “I’ve known him for more than 10 years and I think he brings to GreenInfo exactly the right mix of innovation, energy, public service and tech-savvy that we need.”

“The GreenInfo board and staff were unanimous in their choice of Dan to be the next Executive Director,” says GreenInfo Board chair Dick Cameron. “We were impressed with his engagement in the public interest world and his outstanding background in journalism, technology and management of complex projects. We know he’ll continue GreenInfo’s commitment to the highest quality of work in the coming years.”

Soon after Dan starts, he will be reaching out to those with whom we currently work and exploring other opportunities for GreenInfo, a process that we expect will last approximately six months. Larry Orman will move to Deputy Director during this transition, to provide support for Dan as well as continue on projects.

Dan's view of all this? “Leading GreenInfo is the perfect next step in the work I’ve been doing for more than a decade. The organization has an amazing track record of making tools that really work for a whole range of clients, from local grassroots groups to federal agencies. GreenInfo is in a great place to thrive as geospatial technology becomes ever more relevant, accessible, and powerful.”

We agree - welcome, Dan!


GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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