Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Names New Executive Director

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The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, an Annapolis-based watershed restoration group, has a new leader.

Kate A. Fritz, who currently serves as Executive Director of the South River Federation, will start August 1.

She replaces Al Todd, who is retiring from the Alliance.

Fritz has spent 15 years leading watershed restoration and protection efforts, and is a certified Master Watershed Steward. She has worked in the environmental sector as a scientist, local planner, project manager, sustainability coordinator, and most recently, with the South River Federation.

There, she helped build a multi-million dollar stream restoration and stormwater reduction program and led a highly regarded monitoring program that tracks the health of the South River.

Fritz said, “The opportunity to grow my impact from a 66-square-mile watershed to the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed is incredibly exciting for me both professionally and personally. I am confident that the work I have done with the South River Federation will lead to great successes for the Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a whole.”

Fritz will meet the public at the Alliance's Taste of the Chesapeake on September 14 in Annapolis. You can get tickets at: www.allianceforthebay.org/taste

Megan Viviano