Boston's Greenway conservancy head stepping down
BOSTON (AP) -- The head of the struggling nonprofit Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is leaving after nearly eight years running 15 acres of parkland in downtown Boston.
The Boston Globe reported that Nancy Brennan will leave her position as executive director Jan. 15 to take a job as chief of philanthropy at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Brennan leaves nearly a year after the conservancy came under fire when it disclosed that it pays six-figure salaries to five officials, including $185,000 per year to its chief.
The salary came to light after the Boston Herald sought salary information from Brennan. She accidentally sent an email intended for her publicist to the newspaper asking if she should refuse to answer the question.
That conservancy gets about half it $4.7 million annual budget from the state.