Presidio of San Francisco (December 31, 2003) -- One of the
chief architects for the restoration of Crissy Field has been appointed
to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors by Department of Interior
Secretary Gale A. Norton, the Presidio Trust announced today.
David H. Grubb, the Chairman of Swinerton Inc.
and its former Chief Executive Officer, a prominent San Francisco firm,
succeeds Michael Heyman as the US Department of Interior’s designee to
the seven-member board of directors. The other members of the board are
appointed by the President of the United States.
“I believe that Mr. Grubb will be beneficial to
the Trust given his expertise and impressive background,” said Norton.
He has served on the board of trustees for the
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy as well as chairman of the
project committee for the Crissy Field restoration effort in 2000. Mr.
Grubb, who lives in the Bay Area, also chaired the construction
committee of the San Francisco Zoo Board of Directors, and he is on the
board of San Francisco General Hospital’s Trauma Foundation.
“David understand the business side of life,”
said Toby Rosenblatt, Chairman of the Presidio Trust Board of Directors,
“and has a real passion for the out of doors. He knows and loves the
Presidio and understands our mission.”
Mr. Grubb graduated from PrincetonUniversity in
1958 and received a master’s degree in construction management from
StanfordUniversity in 1962. Two years later, he began work as a project
manager for Swinerton & Walberg, a construction firm in San
He is currently the Chairman of Swinerton Inc.,
and the 12 subsidiaries which have been acquired under his supervision. A
leading general contractor in the western United States and a pioneer
in sustainable design solutions,Swinerton was recently awarded the
Mission Bay Housing project for the University of California at San
Francisco. The 600-unit residential complex project began last May.
Created by Congress in 1996, the Presidio Trust
is charged with preserving the Presidio’s natural, cultural, scenic, and
recreational resources while achieving financially self-sufficiency by
The park spans 1,491 acres from the Pacific Ocean
to the San FranciscoBay and offers impressive views, a diverse
ecosystem, a dynamic shoreline and a 300-acre historic forest. The
Presidio Trust oversees 1,100 acres of the Presidio’s interior; the
National Park Service manages the coastal areas.