After an extensive national search, Lucy J. Bremond has been named the first executive director of the Emancipation Park Conservancy, which is charged with supporting the restoration and enhancement of the historic Third Ward park by preserving its integrity and enriching its heritage.

Bremond will work with key stakeholders in introducing ideas, solutions and partnerships while enhancing existing programs and services of the conservancy, which include educational development, cultural awareness, economic empowerment, health and wellness, and environmental awareness.

“This opportunity to work with the Emancipation Park Conservancy is very exciting in that it affords me the opportunity to continue doing my life’s work – service to others,” Bremond said.

Bremond, a retiree from General Electric, served in a specialized community capacity. During her service to the GE Foundation, she helped provide strategic, tactical and functional operations for the company’s non-profit organization. She has also worked for HISD and Bremond Consulting Services, Inc.