Atlanta Audubon names new executive director

Atlanta Audubon has named a new executive director. Jared Teutsch comes to Atlanta Audubon from The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, where he served as director of conservation for five years, according to a press release.

As executive director, Teutsch will be responsible for enhancing Atlanta Audubon’s programs through organizational development, advocacy and continued growth. In addition to these strategic initiatives, he will oversee a roughly $1 million budget and ensure the long-term viability of the organization through fundraising, in cooperation with the board and staff, to meet the financial and strategic needs of the organization.

Atlanta Audubon Society is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to developing a conservation-minded and fully engaged Georgia where birds prosper, habitats flourish, and public understanding grows. With the mission of building places where birds and people thrive, Atlanta Audubon strives to create bird-friendly communities through conservation, education, and advocacy along with activities that build community and foster the joy of birding.

In his role at The Nature Conservancy, Teutsch managed a diverse team of 21 scientists and practitioners while overseeing budgets, work plans, strategy reporting, and key communications. He has extensive experience developing fundraising and policy support for critical conservation efforts, including ecosystem restoration, habitat management, and land protection. He also has expertise communicating with elected officials, government staff, business leaders, and communities. Jared brings to this position more than 18 years of nonprofit and public service experience, including 15 years in senior management, specifically devoted to conservation.