The Howell Nature Center’s Board of Directors announced they have hired John “JC” Carlson as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Howell Nature Center effective January 1, 2018.

Carlson will replace Richard “Dick” Grant who has served as the center’s CEO for almost 40 years and is retiring on December 31.

Carlson has more than 23 years of successful camp administration experience. He has served as the executive director of YMCA of Greater Flint – Camp Copneconic (Fenton, Michigan) for twelve years, where he developed one of the most reputable YMCA outdoor & environmental education centers in the country.