Renée Victoria Hoyos became TCWN’s Executive Director in October 2003. As Executive Director, her primary duties are fundraising, limited policy work, outreach coordination, editor of The Current, TCWN's thrice yearly newsletter, fundraising, public speaking and fundraising. She is also the board president of the national Clean Water Network in Washington DC.
Renée previously worked with the California Resources Agency and served as Special Assistant to Secretary Mary D. Nichols for Watersheds and Outreach. Renée holds a Masters of Agriculture and Management degree (with concentration in nonprofit organization management) as well as a Masters of Avian Science degree, both from the University of California in Davis.
Renée enjoys rafting, hiking, kayaking and skiing. She is a member of the National Ski Patrol and patrols on the weekend at Cataloochie Ski Ranch in Maggie Valley North Carolina. Currently, she is the Chair of the Knoxville Transportation Authority and is a member of the Knox County Charter Review Committee.