Executive Director, Georgia
As the Executive Director of the Conservancy's program in Georgia, Deron Davis leads a team of dedicated and passionate staff and scientists working to protect, manage and restore Georgia's unique natural areas.
A native Georgian, Deron has a diverse background in conservation, having served in leadership roles across the state. Most recently director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy, Deron came to the organization from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources where he served on the State Water Plan leadership team, launched a water conservation campaign and directed an environmental school improvement program.
Deron is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He has completed select coursework in natural resource management at Georgia State University and is an alumnus of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership. Recognized as a leader in environmental education, sustainability and water issues, Deron played an instrumental part in the establishment of Arabia Mountain High School and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend magazine. His community service includes serving on the executive committee of the Captain Planet Foundation.