Stranch, Jennings & Garvey attorney Grace Stranch has been chosen as the new chief executive officer of the Harpeth Conservancy.
According to the Nashville Post, Stranch takes over for Dorie Bolze, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based nonprofit’s founding CEO. Bolze will stay on as the conservancy’s president. Stranch had served as the organization’s chief operating officer since September 2021.
In addition to her work with the Harpeth Conservancy, Stranch is active in numerous other environmental causes, including the Middle Tennessee Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, United Mountain Defense, the Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, and environmental coalitions across the region.
Previously known as the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA), the Harpeth Conservancy was established in 1999 to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for Tennessee rivers. The nonprofit organization employs scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action.