Friday, 31 August 2012 08:00
MISSION—Marianna Trevino Wright has joined the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) as executive director of the National Butterfly Center in Mission. The National Butterfly Center is a flagship project of NABA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and study of wild butterflies in their native habitats.
Prior to becoming the Butterfly Center's executive director, Wright was the executive director of The Foundation at Mission Regional Medical Center, and the Texas Project Manager for the worldwide Christian Children's Fund.
“I am delighted to join the National Butterfly Center, and look forward to sharing the beauty of this place with everyone in Texas—and with those fortunate enough to visit our great state,” said Wright. “Everyone in Mission and the Rio Grande Valley should be proud the National Butterfly Center is located here, as it plays such a special role in preserving our quality of life, beneficial native plant species, and the many winged wonders that make the Rio Grande Valley so rich and biologically diverse.”