St. Louis, MO, USA — CityArchRiver Foundation has announced that Eric Moraczewski has been named Executive Director. Moraczewski joined the foundation in early 2016 and was most recently serving as its Interim Executive Director. The foundation is a private non-profit organization that has helped fund and coordinate a $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and its surroundings.
“We are thrilled to have Eric in the Executive Director role at CityArchRiver Foundation,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, Vice Chairman of the foundation’s Board of Trustees. “This is an important and exciting time for the organization as we are approaching the completion of the renovations at the Arch grounds. At the same time, the foundation is becoming a conservancy that ensures the Arch remains vibrant for generations to come. After working with Eric over the last several months, we are confident he is the right person to lead the organization into the future.”
Moraczewski was previously the founding CEO at FDI Strategies, LLC, a company focused on assisting foreign firms, particularly those in Asia, with growing into the United States both through acquisitions and greenfield projects. Prior to founding FDI Strategies, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Gallagher and Associates, LLC, an internationally recognized museum planning and design firm based in Washington, D.C.
“After working internationally for so many years, it is truly an honor to work on a landmark that is known around the world,” said Moraczewski. “I am excited about the future of the foundation and the evolving role it will play in the community. I look forward to working hand-in-hand with our donors and community partners to ensure a bright and sustainable future for the Gateway Arch and its surroundings.”
Moraczewski and the foundation will continue to work with CityArchRiver alliance partners (the National Park Service, Great Rivers Greenway, Bi-State Development,City of St. Louis, and Jefferson National Parks Association) to finish construction on the current renovations and implement plans for the future success of the park and its surroundings.