Listen to Epicenter's discussion of the Marshall Conference Center with Jordan Bowen (Program begins at 2:00 minute mark.)
The executive director of the Marconi Conference Center has stepped down from her position after less than two years, a move designed to soften public perception of a conflict of interest.
Amy Beilharz, an entrepreneur and consultant, was hired in July 2016 by the nonprofit Marconi Center Operating Corporation, which manages the Marshall center for California State Parks. The post was considered an interim job and part of an effort to re-envision the property.
Ms. Beilharz is also the owner of ArtisTree, a design-build and hospitality consulting firm specializing in eco-friendly treehouses. A related company, Artistree-Marconi LLC, of which Ms. Beilharz is C.E.O., is at the center of a proposal the nonprofit operator pitched to State Parks last September.