Georgia Conservation Voters Names Rob Teilhet New Executive Director
Publish date: 4/6/2011 8:31:17 AM
For Immediate Release Contact: Rob Teilhet
Monday, March 27, 2011 404-435-7499
Georgia Conservation Voters Names Rob Teilhet
New Executive Director
ATLANTA- Georgia Conservation Voters, a statewide nonpartisan organization committed to turning environmental values into Georgia priorities, today announced the appointment of Rob Teilhet as Executive Director.
“I’ve known Rob for nearly ten years, and his deep background in public policy and strong relationships with members of both political parties, as well as his experience with political campaigns and fundraising will serve Georgia’s environmental community well,” said Nick Moraitakis, chair of the Georgia Conservation Voters Board of Directors.
A resident of Smyrna, Teilhet joins Georgia Conservation Voters after serving four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives. At 36 years old, Teilhet ran for Attorney General in 2010 and raised more than $630,000, garnering more than 115,000 votes. Following the campaign, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Teilhet Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.
“It is an honor to be asked to lead such a well-respected organization, and to build on its important work. I look forward to the challenge of working with our partners in the environmental community, as well as reaching out to new partners in the business community, to ensure that Georgia’s public policies reflect values of stewardship, conservation, and sustainability. Done well, such policies will lead to economic growth and opportunity, and a better quality of life for all our people,” said Teilhet.
Georgia Conservation Voters works to elect and support leaders with conservation values, and to hold public officials accountable for supporting policies that ensure clean water and air, abundant wildlife, scenic landscapes, and ensure the economic opportunities that these vital resources provide.
For more information on Georgia Conservation Voters, please visit www.gavoters.com.