Georgia Conservancy Board Chair
C. Edward Dobbs
The Georgia Conservancy is excited to announce the appointment of C. Edward Dobbs as the new Chairman of the Georgia Conservancy’s Board of Trustees. A senior partner in the Atlanta office of Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Ed Dobbs is a highly-respected and regarded attorney of 42 years and is widely recognized as a leader in syndicated loan transactions, representing creditors and debtors in debt restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and serving as a neutral in commercial arbitration and meditations.
Also a leader in his community, Ed Dobbs has served on the Georgia Conservancy Board since 2012 and has been active in a number of other organizations, serving on the Board of Trustees of Davidson College (2009- 2011); as Chair of the Board of Visitors of Davidson College (2009-2010); as Chair of the Board of Directors of Trees Atlanta (2009-2013) and on its Board of Directors (since 2002); on the Board of Trustees of Trinity School (1992-1996); and on the Alumni Council of Vanderbilt University School of Law (1997-1999).
Dobbs succeeds George Mori in this position of leadership, a position that Mori held for two years and one from which he oversaw a number of positive changes brought about by the Georgia Conservancy’s recently adopted five-year Strategic Plan.
“The professional staff and I are thrilled to welcome Ed Dobbs as the new Chairman of the Georgia Conservancy Board of Trustees. From his years of service on our board and his leadership of Trees Atlanta, Ed is a proven and respected leader who is well-known for his amazing energy and thoughtful approach to problem solving,” says Georgia Conservancy President Robert Ramsay. “As George Mori passes the Chairman’s gavel to Ed, Georgia Conservancy members, Natural Partners and institutional funders can rest assured that the focus that George brought to the Conservancy’s ability to impact positive conservation outcomes in Georgia will be carried forward.”
Dobbs’ leadership role with the Georgia Conservancy will coincide with the Georgia Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary, and his position as Chairman of the Board during this exciting time will only help to propel the Georgia Conservancy and it moves forward in its mission to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources. His leadership and vision today are a clear extension of legacy established by the Georgia Conservancy’s founders in 1967.
“As we begin our second half century, we are fortunate to stand on the broad shoulders of staff and board members whose dedication, vision and leadership over the past 50 years have resulted in an organization widely admired for its many accomplishments in conserving Georgia’s land, water, wildlife and other natural resources,” says Dobbs. “Our mission today is to build on those successes, expand the scope of our activities to address the complex array of environmental issues facing our state, involve more like-minded citizens in conservation initiatives, and continue to collaborate with our representatives in state government on ways to protect Georgia’s unique biodiversity in the face of pressures brought on by a growing population.”