FRANCONIA, NH — The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT) recently announced Chris Thayer as ACT’s new executive director starting Sept. 14. He succeeds Rebecca Brown, ACT founder and executive director, who is stepping down after leading ACT through 20 years of growth and success.
For nearly a decade, Thayer has worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) as director for North Country Programming & Outreach. Prior to that, he was AMC’s director of White Mountains Outdoor Centers and Huts manager. He brings a holistic regional perspective from his work at the AMC, on the advisory board of NH Listens, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s North Country Regional Advisory Board, along with many others.