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New Member Profile: Meet Stephanie Crockatt

Jun 25, 2019

New Member Profile: Meet Stephanie Crockatt,

Executive Director of the Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy

Bridging her background in landscape architecture with skills in non-profit association management and fundraising has brought Stephanie Crockatt's career full circle. Today she oversees the preservation advocacy and landscape stewardship for Buffalo's 150+ year old historic Olmsted park system; the first urban park system designed in the nation. The entire park system is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Conservancy is the non-profit caretaker in a public-private agreement with the City of Buffalo, where 60% of the park system's $3.6 million operating budget is raised each year by the Conservancy. The organization employs over 120 full & part time workers and manages over 2,000 volunteers.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Parks and Recreation from Michigan State University. Her early career was in golf course design and expanded into managing professional golf tournaments. This evolved into a 13-year career with women's professional golf and for eight of those years she served as President and CEO of the LPGA Tournament Owners Association. Her career then took a focus on fundraising where she served for seven years as the Director of External Affairs, handling development for the College of Environment & Design at the University of Georgia.
Stephanie Crockatt joined the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy in June, 2014.