Katherine Romans is the Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance, a regional nonprofit focused on bringing a diverse constituency together to protect the water, land, communities, and night skies of the Texas Hill Country. Katherine also serves as the inaugural chair of the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network, a coalition of more than 75 nonprofits and academic institutions utilizing a collective impact approach to scale conservation in the region. Together the Network has leveraged more than $115 million in new or increased investment in conservation across the 17 county region. Katherine brings more than a decade of nonprofit management, community engagement, communications, and legislative experience to bear on the natural resource challenges facing Central Texas. She holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment.