Rob Overman selected to lead Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc.
(Greensboro, NC – April 3, 2017) Following a national search, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc, (GDPI) the non-profit which oversees Center City Park and LeBauer Park, has announced the hiring of Rob Overman as its new Executive Director effective April 25.
“I’m pleased that after a 3-month process, our board and search committee has found the perfect Executive Director in our own backyard,” said GDPI Board Chair Cecelia Thompson. “Rob comes to GDPI with a diverse set of skills and experiences that will serve the organization well as we continue to grow and expand the overall vitality of our downtown parks.”
A native of Greensboro, Overman has served in the Student Affairs, Admissions and Student Support offices at Guilford College since 2010. In his roles, he led collaborative efforts with a number of campus resources and departments, developed and implemented the annual new student orientation reaching all incoming students, has supervised, trained and supported staff members, and developed and implemented new ideas to the quality of student experience.
Prior to his work at Guilford College, Overman lived and worked in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and worked in marketing and PR for ski resorts in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Upon his initial return to Greensboro, Overman worked as a Program Director for Spears YMCA of Greensboro.
“As a lifelong resident of Greensboro, I often find myself in awe of the ever-changing landscape of downtown Greensboro,” Overman says. “I envision LeBauer and Center City Parks as the nucleus of a vibrant downtown landscape. My goal is to put the parks at the forefront of the continued development taking place downtown and to establish us as the cultural hub of downtown Greensboro. My top priority will be to build upon LeBauer Park’s successful inaugural year and ensure that Carolyn LeBauer’s vision of ‘a place to gather all people’ continues to be realized for many years to come.”
Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership between the City of Greensboro, Center City Park and LeBauer Park. The mission of GDPI is to serve as the executive management of Greensboro’s downtown parks, focusing on public activation, maintenance, financial well-being and overall vitality.