Director, Institute for Urban Parks
Central Park Conservancy
Maura Lout has two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked in multiple capacities including project development and management, research and policy analysis, and nonprofit operations. With a focus on long-term planning and program design, she has developed and managed programmatic platforms and the related strategic plans for a variety of organizations including New Yorkers for Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Museum of the City of New York. She is currently director of the Central Park Conservancy's Institute for Urban Parks where she directs the development of tools, training, and other resources for park professionals based on the Conservancy's world-renowned best practices.