Sally Bethea is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a nonprofit environmental organization established in 1994 whose mission is to protect and restore the Chattahoochee River Basin. She has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in environmental planning from Georgia Tech and an honorary doctorate from LaGrange College – as well as more than 35 years of experience in environmental issues and nonprofit management. Sally is currently a lecturer at Georgia Tech where she teaches a water resources planning class. She is also the board president of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and a board trustee of LaGrange College. Sally has served on the national boards of Waterkeeper Alliance and River Network, the Georgia Board of Natural Resources and EarthShare of Georgia. In 2015, Sally received a Lifetime Achievement Award from GreenLaw. In 2012, she received the Compton River Achievement Award from River Network for leading, educating and advocating for clean water in the Chattahoochee River Basin and throughout the country.