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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
4423 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2015

CONTACT:
Gwyn Rowland, Manager, Governmental & Public Affairs
Office: (717) 238-0423, ext. 1316

* * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * *

SRBC Hires Gwyn Rowland as Manager of Governmental & Public Affairs

WHAT:

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) announced the selection of Gwyn Rowland as its new manager of governmental & public affairs. Ms. Rowland will be responsible for assisting with outreach to federal and state legislators and staff on activities and priorities relevant to the Commission’s mission and goals. She also will serve as SRBC’s spokesperson and point of contact for the media and develop strategies and programs designed to increase public awareness and understanding of SRBC’s significant actions, programs and achievements.

“We are thrilled to have Gwyn join our team, filling the role of manager of governmental & public affairs. Gwyn’s  natural resources background and communication skills made it an easy decision to bring her into the SRBC family.  I am looking forward to working with her and leveraging her  experience with developing stakeholder relations, which will surely benefit SRBC and its member jurisdictions,” said Andrew Dehoff, executive director of SRBC.

Reporting to Dehoff, Rowland will be based in the Harrisburg, Pa. headquarters office. Her official start date was March 30, 2015.

DETAILS:

Rowland has more than 25 years of experience dedicated to conserving, educating, and advocating for our nation’s natural and cultural resources.

During her career, she has worked in many capacities managing programs that conserve our natural resources. She has been the director of watershed programs for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Izaak Walton League of America, where she oversaw programs that worked with water quality monitoring, wetland conservation, stormwater best management practices and streambank restoration.

In her most recent position, Rowland served as executive director of The Mill at Anselma, a national historic landmark, where she oversaw all aspects of operations; raised funds through donor relations, grants and events; and supervised all aspects of print and electronic communications, website and social media.

ABOUT SRBC:

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based SRBC is the governing agency established under a 100-year compact signed on Dec. 24, 1970, by the federal government and the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland to protect and wisely manage the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin. The Susquehanna River starts in Cooperstown, New York, and flows 444 miles to Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the river meets the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on SRBC, visit www.srbc.net or follow us on Twitter: @SRBCnews.