Robert Ramsay Steps Down As Georgia Conservancy President

ATLANTA (December 18, 2018)  Robert Ramsay, who has led the Georgia Conservancy as its president since 2014, will step down on December 31, the Georgia Conservancy Board of Trustees announced today.

Ramsay, who joined the Georgia Conservancy in 2011, has accepted a position as executive director at a national conservation organization.

The Georgia Conservancy’s Board of Trustees will conduct a national search to identify the organization’s next leader, with a goal of having a replacement in place by June 1. Jim Timmons, a retired partner from Goldman Sachs, will serve as interim president until that individual has joined the organization.

“We are extremely grateful to Robert for all that the organization has achieved during his time as our president. The Georgia Conservancy has prospered under his leadership,” said Leslie Mattingly, chair of the Conservancy’s Board of Trustees. “Our reputation in the state has never been stronger and recent achievements have added significantly to our legacy as a leading protector of the state’s natural resources.”

Under Ramsay’s leadership, the Georgia Conservancy, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, has helped to protect the state’s land and water resources through both advocacy and programming. Most recently, Ramsay helped lead a coalition of conservation organizations in a campaign to pass the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, a constitutional amendment that dedicates a portion of sales taxes on outdoor recreational equipment to land conservation across the state. It passed with overwhelming support from both the Georgia General Assembly and Georgia voters.

In recognition of his efforts, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle appointed Ramsay to the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Board of Trustees. 


About The Georgia Conservancy

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy’s mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration.