Katherine Romans Selected as Executive Director of Hill Country Alliance

The Board of Directors of the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is proud to announce the selection of Katherine Romans to serve as full-time executive director of HCA. The selection was made after a nationwide search. Katherine will fill the vacancy created when founding HCA executive director, Christy Muse, departed in February to join the Shield Ranch.

“We could not be happier to have Katherine step into the role of Executive Director,” said Dr. Leo Tynan, President of the HCA board of directors and chair of the search committee. “With her unique insight into the organization’s history, mission and culture, Katherine is in a perfect position to seize this opportunity to bring a transformational change to HCA and the region.”  

Katherine brings a decade of nonprofit and legislative experience to the organization. She worked on national and international natural resources issues for several years as a legislative aide within the U.S. House of Representatives and has experience with both local and national nonprofit organizations.

For the past five months, Katherine served as the interim executive director of HCA, and has three years of leadership experience within the organization, most recently as the director for landowner outreach. In that role, Katherine developed the Pedernales program, working to connect landowners to grant opportunities and technical expertise within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), hosting educational events, and launching a campaign to address invasive species in the upper reaches of the basin. She has secured and managed nearly $350,000 in grant revenue in her time with HCA. 

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