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Interim Executive Director - Natalie Brown

We are happy to announce the appointment of Natalie Brown to serve as interim Executive Director. She is an experienced and accomplished community leader in the commercial and non-profit sector. Natalie Brown will provide guidance to the Board regarding governance and strategic planning for the future of the organization. 

Natalie Brown served in leadership roles at General Electric and the Savings Bank of Utica. She then pivoted her career to the non-profit sector where she became the Executive Director/CEO of the local Girl Scouts Council followed by an Executive Director/CEO position at the Mohawk Valley YWCA. In addition, Natalie served in leadership positions on numerous boards including Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Oneida County Industrial Development Agency and the United Way.

We are excited to be working with Natalie Brown. As a long-time member of our community and as a respected and accomplished leader, Natalie's experience will enable the Board to strategically plan for the future and will assist with ongoing projects as we begin the search for our next Executive Director.

Ms. Brown is looking forward to the position and will be starting immediately. "I am honored to join the CNY Conservancy as they look to strengthen the organization and prepare for the next Executive Director.  The work that has already been done to fulfill the mission is impressive and a tribute to the leadership, partners, and volunteers. I look forward to being a part of the continued progress."