On December 8, 2021, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce presented the 2021 Young Gamechangers Award to Katie Pace Quattlebaum, CEO & Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust.

The Young Gamechangers Award is presented to a young person, under 40, who has displayed exemplary leadership, community involvement, aspirations to grow and succeed in their career and personal life with a desire to positively impact the Fayette community. 

“It is an honor and a privilege to accept such a distinguished award that honors the work our team at the Southern Conservation Trust has accomplished over these last 5 years,” said Katie Pace Quattlebaum, CEO & Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust. “Our vibrant and dedicated staff and board is the reason I have the ability to have such a positive impact on the Fayette community that we love and serve.” 

Katie Pace Quattlebaum is a Marketing and Fundraising Specialist with more than fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit world ensuring that vital missions are met and fundraising goals are exceeded. After spending 6 years in disaster recovery she took over as the CEO and Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust in 2016. The Southern Conservation Trust, a nonprofit organization that has protected over 67,000 acres in the last 5 years alone, runs over 1,200 acres of public nature preserves and provides environmental education in the Atlanta region through their Fayette Environmental Education Center.  Prior to her current role, she served as the Marketing & Communications Officer for MAP International, a top-ranked global Christian health organization based in Georgia. 

Katie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds a certificate in Leadership from the Thunderbird School of Global Management’s American Express Leadership Program. She has launched numerous fundraising campaigns raising over $1 billion in revenue for the missions of thriving nonprofits in Georgia.  In 2021 she was selected as one of forty leaders in the Atlanta Metro Area to join The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) class of 2021, which exposes a diverse group.


The Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship through over 65,000 acres of conserved land throughout the Southeast, as well as 6 public nature areas in Fayette County, Georgia, and the Fayette Environmental Education Center in Downtown Fayetteville, Georgia. Learn more at www.sctlandtrust.org.


Comments are closed