The Freshwater Society is seeking a new leader to replace Gene Merriam, who will retire by the end of this year, and Joan Nephew, who will begin a phased retirement then.
The Society is committed to hiring a chief executive who will maintain and accelerate the activism, influence and credibility the organization has achieved under their leadership.
Merriam, Freshwater’s president, and Nephew, the Society’s executive director, have led Freshwater through six years of rapidly growing influence as one of Minnesota’s major environmental organizations.
“Both Gene and Joan have helped us built a strong and financially secure organization with excellent staff and innovative programs,” said Freshwater Board Chair Tom Skramstad. “I cannot overstate the Board’s gratitude for their diligent, imaginative leadership.”
An executive recruitment firm, Schall Executive Search, is managing the search for the new leader. The job description seeks a “mission-focused, seasoned and strategic Executive Director to continue the organization’s impact on the protection, conservation and restoration of water resources.”
Download a PDF of the job description.