For nearly twenty years, Dixon has served key roles in protecting America’s National Parks. After graduating from the University of Leicester and Inchicore College, she began her career at Liz Robbins Associates, the first woman-run public affairs and lobbying firm in Washington, DC, focused on moving specific health and education legislation forward with Congress.
Dixon joined the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in 1999 as a strong advocate for the broader protection of the National Park System. She led grassroots and bipartisan collaborations to advance key objectives such as the creation of the proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area. She also launched NPCA’s Texas Regional Office in 2007, growing support for Texas parks and programs to over $10 million while expanding NPCA’s local membership base from 24,000 in 2007 to 68,000 in 2017.
She most recently served as senior director of regional operations with accomplishments including the designation of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park as a World Heritage Site. She also served a critical role in the designation of the Waco Mammoth National Monument and in finalizing the expansion of Fort Davis National Historic Site by providing testimony before the House Natural Resources Committee. Dixon currently serves on the board of directors for the Waco Mammoth Foundation.
In December of 2017, Dixon joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as President and CEO. She now leads the ATC whose mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.