Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin.
Mike English, a Swainsboro native and 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern Univeristy, was appointed chair of the board of directors. English has worked in the banking industry for nearly 20 years and for the past eight years, he has headed up the coastal region of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company in Savannah.
His family owns a farm in Jefferson County bordering Rocky Comfort Creek in the upper Ogeechee watershed, and he lives near the Ogeechee in Savannah, giving him a vested interest in both the upper and lower watershed. English and his wife Ashley have two children.
Keith Seibert, currently a pediatric physician at South Coast Health Richmond Hill and has been an active member of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper since 2011, was appointed vice-chair.
Seibert is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He has previously served as the chairman for the pediatric department at Memorial Health and St. Joseph’s/Candler and is the author of the newly released book “Baby Care Anywhere: A Quick Guide to Parenting on the Go.” He enjoys time on the Ogeechee with his wife Heather and their two young daughters.
“I can’t imagine anyone more qualified or passionate to lead our organization than these two outstanding men,” said Ann Hartzell, outgoing board chair and recipient of the first ORK Legacy Award. “I know that Mike and Keith, along with the support of the entire board, will continue to lead the Ogeechee Riverkeeper in the right direction.”