SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The White House has announced the appointment of San Francisco resident Marie Louise Hurabiell, Esq to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors.
Marie Hurabiell, an eighth generation San Franciscan, is a founder and board member of Ellipsis Health, Inc., a technology company using speech analytics to gauge the behavioral health of patients in real-time. Following a federal clerkship in Los Angeles, she started her law career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in San Francisco. She later served as General Counsel at both Knight Ridder Digital and Red Herring Communications, and later ran her own law firm. Ms. Hurabiell has led fundraising efforts for organizations such as Georgetown University, San Francisco Ballet, Wender Weis Foundation for Children, The Hamlin School, and the International Museum of Women.
Hurabiell fills the seat to be vacated by outgoing vice chair Janet Reilly, who was appointed to the Board by President Barack Obama in 2015. Reilly is active in the community, serving on multiple boards such as Clinic by the Bay, San Domenico School, and the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. As a Presidio Trust board member, she contributed to milestone projects such as the opening of the new Presidio Visitor Center in February 2017.
“We warmly welcome Marie to the board,” says Jean Fraser, Presidio Trust CEO. “She is deeply committed to the Presidio as an eighth-generation San Franciscan who has frequented the Presidio both while it was a military post and now as a national park. I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Janet Reilly, who was such a champion of ensuring that the Presidio is a national park welcoming to all.”
“I am thrilled to join the board of the Presidio Trust,” notes Marie Hurabiell. “The transformation of the Presidio from a military post to a beautiful national park used by millions of people every year has been wonderful to experience. I have such happy memories here, so it is a true honor to help the Presidio Trust move forward with its goals of being a model of environmental stewardship and actively encouraging people of all backgrounds to visit this magnificent national park.”
Ms. Hurabiell has served on numerous boards of trustees, including the Georgetown University Board of Regents, where she engaged in crafting the successful Design Curriculum initiative; Holy Family Day Home (President); San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary (President); National Charity League Golden Gate Chapter (VP); and Hamilton Family Center. Hurabiell received her B.A. with Honors from Georgetown University and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She grew up enjoying the Presidio and continues to spend time in the Presidio daily - running and playing with her fiancée and two children.
About the Presidio and the Presidio Trust: The Presidio Trust is a federal agency that manages the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park at the heart of the 82,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In partnership with the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust brings alive the park’s historic, natural, and recreational assets for the inspiration, education, health, and enjoyment of all people at no cost to taxpayers. Spanning nearly 1,500 acres in a spectacular setting at the Golden Gate, the Presidio is defined by its history, spectacular views, natural habitats, and beautiful opens spaces. It is home to 3,000 residents and 200 tenant organizations, many of which welcome and serve the public. The Presidio Trust is focused on welcoming all to the national park experience, protecting and enhancing the environment, and operating in service to the public. Learn more at www.presidio.gov.
About the Presidio Trust Board: The Presidio Trust is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Six members are appointed by the President of the United States. The seventh is the U.S. Secretary of the Interior or his designee. The board currently consists of chair John Keker, vice chair Janet Reilly (vacating), Lynne Benioff, Paula R. Collins, Mark Pincus, William Ellison Grayson, and Todd Willens (designee for the Secretary of the Interior). Board terms are four years, and may be renewed once.