ANNAPOLIS — Chesapeake Conservancy recently announced that Student Conservation Association President and CEO Stephanie Meeks has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Meeks to the board. She brings a wealth of expertise in nonprofit management, the protection of cultural resources and land conservation, and strengthening the next generation of conservation leaders,” Chesapeake Conservancy Board Chair Randall Larrimore said.

“I have dedicated my career to organizations that value conservation of land and cultural resources while helping to build the next generation of conservationists,” Meeks said. “Now as a board member for Chesapeake Conservancy, I look forward to making a difference here in my own community and those throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed”

Previously, Meeks served as interim president and chief operating officer for The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization active in all 50 states and around the world. She also served as president of National Trust for Historic Preservation, the United States’ leading non-profit dedicated to cultural resource protection.

Meeks holds a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature/letters from the University of Colorado Boulder as well as a Masters in Business Administration from The George Washington University. She enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and family, and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors she has spent her career protecting.

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