The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has created four new staff positions and promoted several employees in the departments of land protection, philanthropy, and marketing.
Lee Amos, staff biologist and land steward, was promoted to land stewardship manager after more than 10 years with the foundation. John Besson is the foundation's new land steward. Besson will join Amos in managing protected lands, monitoring conservation easements and assisting in the acquisition of new properties.
Terry Grady is the new major gifts officer. She has more than 10 years of relevant experience in all aspects of major gifts fundraising, planned giving, campaigns, and donor development, as well as considerable experience with the many facets of conservation, climate, and advocacy issues.
Heather Jacob was hired as database administrator and has nine years of philanthropic data management experience.
Sam Valentin has transitioned to the newly created position of marketing and communications manager after three years as special events manager. Jillian Rockafellow is the new special events manager.
Finally, Michael Greatchus was hired for the new position of executive assistant.