Catalina Connection

Catalina Conservancy names new Chief Operating Officer

AVALON – The Catalina Island Conservancy welcomed new Chief Operating Officer Tony Budrovich to the team last month.

Budrovich, who has more than three decades of experience working with nonprofit organizations and public venues that educate and inform the public, joined the conservancy, after spending 18 years as deputy director of the California Science Center and senior vice president of the California Science Center Foundation. Among Budrovich’s many accomplishments, he led the construction project for the new building that houses the Science Center’s most popular exhibit, the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

“I love the Conservancy’s focus on conservation, education and recreation,” Budrovich said. “Working with the Conservancy’s fine staff and its dedicated volunteers, I am confident we can grow the organization and remain true to its mission of protecting and restoring the Island for future generations to enjoy.”

He’s moved from Torrance to Middle Ranch on Catalina Island with his wife, Noelle. He works in the conservancy’s office.

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