National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

Houghton, Mich. – The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of directors, Robert D. (Bob) Lindberg and Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell. Both joined the NPLSF board in 2020 and will serve alongside seven other board members who each serve three-year terms.

“Both Bob and Fawn bring a love for Lake Superior as well as a passion for our mission,” said Tom Irvine, NPLSF board chair. “They have been leaders in their field and have a wealth of expertise working in both corporate and nonprofits sectors. We’re excited to add these skilled and enthusiastic directors who can help us ensure that people enjoy our national parks today and for decades to come.”

Bob Lindberg is a retired financial services director and telecommunications executive who received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Superior in secondary arts and teaching and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in public policy and administration. He has held various human resources management positions at major corporations, most recently as a director of special projects at Royal Bank of Canada. Lindberg has also served as a City of Superior councilor, where he co-chaired the city’s Waterfront Task Force and worked closely with the Washington, D.C.-based Waterfront Center.

“Having spent most of my life exploring northern Wisconsin, this opportunity to serve on the NPLSF board offers me the ability to align my dedication to preserving the region’s natural resources and a lake that I love with my desire to do meaningful work during my next chapter,” said Lindberg.

Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell also has a lifelong relationship with Lake Superior in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She spent her childhood camping and recreating on Lake Superior's south shore and has a strong belief that Lake Superior and the surrounding areas must be protected and preserved. With a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College, Norvell has spent 26 years working in non-profit development and management, including holding key positions at Wellstone Action, The Jeremiah Program, and Hennepin Theater Trust. She currently serves as the development director for the Center for Victims of Torture.

“I have been camping in this region since I was an infant; my happy place is outdoors,” said Norvell. “I believe that climate change is one of the biggest and most important issues of our lives, and we all need to do whatever it takes to hand our children a better planet.”

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About NPLSF The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) exists to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the five Lake Superior national parks' natural resources and cultural heritage. Funded through grants and private donations, NPLSF projects and programs ensure that these great parks and historic sites are maintained for the enjoyment of visitors today and generations of visitors to come.