(Washington, D.C.)—ConservAmerica, the premier organization dedicated to conservation and environmental protection via conservative approaches, elected The Honorable Nan Hayworth as chair of its board of directors at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. last week, succeeding Tina Beattie.
Dr. Hayworth represented New York’s 19th District in the House of Representatives. An ophthalmologist with degrees from Princeton and Cornell, she is the only female physician ever elected a Member of Congress. During her time in the House she was recognized by several organizations for her advocacy in behalf of conservation and animal welfare.
“To follow in Tina Beattie’s footsteps is a great honor and an even greater opportunity,” Hayworth noted. “ConservAmerica has a crucial mission and, thanks to years of work by a superbly talented and dedicated team and board, we’re positioned to effect change for the better at both the state and federal levels. Our conservative solutions are the right ones for our environment and our economy.”
Ms. Beattie, who has served ConservAmerica as board chair for the past six years, led the organization through a major rebranding and restructuring process. Ms. Beattie, co-owner of a restaurant enterprise; founder of Main St. Shop, an internet retailer of American-made gifts; and the mother a son in college and of two young daughters, will now become vice chair of the ConservAmerica board.
“It has been my sincere pleasure to serve as the Chair of ConservAmerica. I am eminently thankful for Nan’s leadership and knowledge as we continue to advocate for pragmatic and realistic solutions to address the environmental challenges we face while preserving not only our natural heritage, but bright economic future for the next generation.” said Tina Beattie.
“Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Tina to grow ConservAmerica’s reach and impact, and I look forward to continuing to work with her and, now, with Nan as we enter an exciting time with a new Congress and administration,” said ConservAmerica president Rob Sisson. “My respect for these two leaders and their talents, passion, and enthusiasm is boundless.”
“With our zero-emissions energy policy now being drafted into legislation in Congress, Nan’s knowledge of the legislative process and politics will help to assure its success,” added Paul Walker, ConservAmerica executive director. “Tina has been an invaluable partner in our work, and she will continue to be.”
ConservAmerica, founded in 1995, is a 501c4 organization focused on conservative solutions to environmental and conservation issues.