William D. Kastning was recently appointed executive director for the Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF), replacing Adele Keller who retiring after ten years at the helm.
Kastning returned to Monmouth County after a four-year hiatus working as the town planner in Denton, Maryland. Previously Kastning lived in Millstone Township for 12 years where he served on the Township Committee, Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
He worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Acres Program for eight years. During his tenure with the Green Acres Program, Kastning supported the Monmouth County Park System, MCF, numerous county municipalities and other non-profits with their land preservation and historical preservation efforts which entailed acquiring properties to enlarge state parks, wildlife management areas and forests.
He began his career with New York Telephone in Westchester, N.Y. Subsequently he worked for AT&T and NCR and held numerous staff and field operations positions in five states and Puerto Rico, where he served as an AT&T telecommunications consultant for the Puerto Rico Telephone Company.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association’s Professional Institute. He currently resides in Ocean Grove.