Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) announced today it has hired a new chief operating officer and director of development. Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, will step into the role beginning September 1, 2017. She has served as director of development and marketing for Thinkery since 2014.
“Simply put, we got it right,” said George Cofer, CEO. “For 15 years I have watched, with great admiration, Adrienne’s many accomplishments in this community and have always wanted to work with her. HCC is fortunate to have Adrienne join our team.”
A longtime Austinite and respected nonprofit professional, Longenecker brings more than 15 years of executive leadership and fundraising experience to Hill Country Conservancy. Coming on the heels of HCC’s successful capital campaign, Longenecker’s leadership experience will be important to the continued growth of the organization.
“Hill Country Conservancy is an outstanding example of deeply-rooted relationships between landowners, the business community, and environmental communities working together to create solutions that protect our natural resources and economy,” said Longenecker. “We must continue to expand our efforts and successes because our region’s prosperity – our ability to positively impact the world – is intrinsically tied to our natural landscape and resulting quality of life.”
Longenecker’s hire comes at an exciting and pivotal time for HCC as the organization has expanded its focus area into four new counties and eyes the completion of the VCT’s first 13 miles.
“It’s been incredible to watch HCC grow as an organization over the years. Our donors, board members, and staff continue to raise the bar in supporting our critical mission,” said Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, board chair-elect. “I’m so excited about this next chapter in our evolution and am confident that we have the right team in place to take us there. Adrienne is such a welcome addition.”