TAGD Staff

Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director

Sarah joined TAGD as the Executive Director in 2015. She previously worked at the Bandera County River Authority & Groundwater District, where she was the Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator. There, she was responsible for the research and development of management strategies in Texas’ regional water planning, participated in local and regional groundwater planning efforts, and served as a liaison to other government agencies, stakeholder groups and elected officials. Sarah has experience with international non-profits with interest in water policy, and recently spent a year in peri-urban Haiti participating in the launch of an entrepreneurial alternative water infrastructure. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Political Geography and a Master of Science in Water Science, Policy and Management from Oxford University.

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Elizabeth Hood, Interim Executive Director

Beth joined TAGD in 2015. She has previous experience in the environmental sector, gained while working at ClimateWorks Foundation where she served as the Operations and Events Senior Associate. There, she was responsible for planning and executing the Foundation’s conferences and events as well as managing office operations. She brings with her a project management background, extensive experience in event planning and a dedication to customer service. Beth has worked for several other nonprofits including the American Cancer Society and Neighborhood Centers, Inc. She has also worked internationally in both Japan and China. Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in History.

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