Leadership change at Myrick Hixon EcoPark

Myrick Hixon EcoPark Executive Director Jeff Su is leaving his position in La Crosse for a job at an environmental education organization in Colorado.

He will become the executive director of the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora, Colorado, an outdoor education facility and state-designed natural area with more than 10,000 acres. Su led the EcoPark through the development of its 2010 master plan.

On December 10, the EcoPark’s current assistant director Jean Chromey will take over for Su. Chromey joined the EcoPark in 2012 after gaining experience in non-profit operational and financial management, project supervision and marketing.

Su will continue to volunteer for the EcoPark serving as an advisor through the upcoming capital campaign. The EcoPark will continue to implement its master plan, centered on construction of four playscapes: Forest Scramble, Wild Water, Prairie Mystery and Farm Play.