Connecticut River, looking north from the Samuel Morley Bridge, Orford, NH. Photo by Al Braden.

For Immediate Release


Catherine Bradshaw (she/her/hers)
Senior Search Specialist, EOS Transitions
Cell: 203-494-9370 |

Connecticut River Conservancy Announces Executive Director Search

Greenfield, MA, May 5th, 2023. Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the Connecticut River watershed in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut since 1952, formally announces their search for the next Executive Director. 

The Board of Trustees, in collaboration with CRC staff and executive search firm Eos Transition Partners have undergone a thorough process of evaluation and strategic refocusing to determine the qualities and qualifications that will guide the search for the next great leader of the organization. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, forward-thinking, and inclusive leader with a track record of leading and managing nonprofit organizations, strong relationship-building skills, and experience supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a part of organizational culture. Details and application instructions are available here. Questions can be directed to Catherine Bradshaw at

CRC has a robust 70-year history of environmental conservation and restoration. The organization was first formed as the Connecticut River Watershed Council in 1952 by a group of concerned citizens, rebranded to the Connecticut River Conservancy in 2017, and has been a strong voice for the Connecticut River since the beginning. Programs include healthy habitat restoration through tree planting and dam removal, advocacy to prevent pollution, invasive species removal, water quality monitoring, river recreation access, community science to support migratory fish, river cleanups including the annual Source to Sea Cleanup for the past 26 years, and more.

Since the departure of previous Executive Director, Andy Fisk, who took up the role of Bureau Chief of Natural Resources at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection after 10 years with CRC, the organization has been led by interim Executive Director and Director of Restoration Programs, Ron Rhodes who has served CRC for 12 years as a Restoration Manager and River Steward. The new Executive Director will be welcomed by an enthusiastic Board, knowledgeable staff, and dozens of highly engaged regional stakeholders.

CRC’s search is being conducted in an inclusive manner, drawing on the perspectives of both board and staff members. Outreach is both broad and targeted and is aimed at developing a diverse pool of qualified candidates. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply here.

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage members of communities excluded from the environmental field to apply, and we value the insights, knowledge, and perspective that a diverse staff bring to our organization and work.   


The Connecticut River Conservancy is a strong voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.  Our organizational values are centered around: Inclusion, Collaboration, Resilience, and Stewardship.