[title class=”acb-page-content-subtitle ” ]Position Will Support The Alliance’s Businesses For The Bay ANNAPOLIS, MD, May 2015 – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announced today that Corinne Stephens will join the organization as its Business Partnerships Manager. Beginning May 11, Stephens will have responsibility for developing and managing the Alliance’s innovative Businesses for the Bay (B4B) partnership as well as growing other initiatives with the business community in the Chesapeake region. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position having spent the past 8 years developing and managing wildlife habitat enhancement programs on corporate properties across the United States for the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Alliance Executive Director Al Todd said, “Corinne brings new energy and unique experience to our organization and we are thrilled to have her take the lead for our Businesses for the Bay program. We are moving forward with our strong commitment to working in partnership with the business community to further Bay restoration efforts and sustainability overall.”

“I am excited to join the Alliance in this new challenge,” said Stephens, “and look forward to expanding my work with the business community to making a significant impact here in the Chesapeake watershed.”

In her new position at the Alliance, Stephens will help create a network of large and small businesses across the watershed through the Businesses for the Bayprogram to take voluntary actions and set environmental goals to improve the health of the Bay and its watershed. She will manage the program’s development, outreach and communications as well as direct and support businesses in meeting established goals and recognizing success.

Stephens received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a minor in environmental policy from Rutgers University, Cook College and earned her Master of Science in animals and public policy from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. As an active community volunteer, Stephens monitors stream macroinvertebrates with the Audubon Naturalist Society, and sits on the Friends of Sligo Creek Board of Directors where she heads the water quality work group. In her new position, Stephens will be based at the Alliance’s Maryland office but will be working across the watershed.About The Alliance for the Chesapeake BayFounded in 1971,the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, with headquarters in Annapolis, MD and offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia, works throughout the Bay watershed to lead, inspire and support individuals, communities, governments, businesses, and other environmental groups restore the Bay and its watershed forests, rivers and streams through local action and hands on programs.

For more information on about the Alliance, visit: allianceforthebay.org