American Rivers Announces Three Additions to Board of Directors

November 19, 2014

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(Washington, DC) – American Rivers today announced that three new members were elected to its board of directors. The new directors bring vital experience and passion to American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization.

“Clean water and healthy rivers are the biggest conservation issues of our time, and American Rivers is spearheading solutions for rivers and communities across the country,” said Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers. “We are delighted to have these dynamic and talented individuals joining our board. Their expertise will help us achieve our mission of protecting and restoring rivers nationwide.”

Roy Romer (Holly, CO): Mr. Romer was the Governor of Colorado from 1987 to 1999. As Governor, he was instrumental in stopping the environmentally destructive Two Forks Dam on the South Platte River. Thanks to Mr. Romer’s leadership, today a growing urban population enjoys the valuable recreational opportunities provided by a free-flowing river through the heart of Denver. Mr. Romer also served as Superintendent of the Los Angeles School District from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Romer was the General Chair of the Democratic National Committee for three years and Vice Chair of the Democratic Leadership Council. Mr. Romer received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Colorado State University and a Law Degree from the University of Colorado. Mr. Romer also studied Ethics at Yale University and was a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Bill Hoffman (Atlanta, GA): Mr. Hoffman is the President of Cox Media Group (CMG), an integrated broadcasting, publishing, and digital media subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Hoffman is responsible for the company’s TV, Radio, Newspaper, CoxReps, Valpak, and New Business opportunities. Mr. Hoffman serves on the Board of Directors for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the National Association of Broadcasters TV, Broadcast Music , Inc. (BMI), the Associated Press, the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and the ABC Board of Governors where he was a former Chairman. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Michigan State and is an avid angler.

James C. Beh (Washington, DC): Mr. Beh is a partner at Jones Day, in the firm’s Energy Practice. At Jones Day, Mr. Beh represents electric utilities, natural gas distribution companies, merchant generators, power marketers, and other entities in complex litigation and compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in related proceedings. Mr. Beh received his B.A. in English and J.D. from Georgetown University, where he served as Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and he currently serves on Georgetown University’s Law Alumni Board. Mr. Beh is also an avid angler.


About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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