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Elizabeth Koniers Brown

Elizabeth "Beth" Koniers Brown is the Director, External Affairs and Communications for the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate agency created in 1961 by compact legislation signed into law by President Kennedy and the governors of the four basin states with land draining to the Delaware River. She is responsible for developing, maintaining and leveraging DRBC relationships with key stakeholders, as well as development and implementation of the Commission’s external and internal communications and outreach strategy and objectives.

Beth brings over 15 years of experience and deep knowledge of the Delaware River Basin and the environmental field to her role at the Commission. Most recently, Beth led the National Audubon Society’s Delaware River Watershed program, driving its significant growth and impact. Based in Philadelphia and working throughout the Basin, the program brings together public policy, on-the-ground conservation projects and community engagement.

During her time at Audubon, Beth served on the DRBC's Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Monitoring Advisory and Coordination Committee, advised Drexel University’s Climate Research Agenda, drove the creation of a Delaware River Watershed Congressional Caucus, led the growth of Audubon’s Brewers for the Delaware River and lent a key voice to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s new Delaware River Watershed Conservation Collaborative.

Beth was a former managing editor with Thomson Reuters. During her tenure she oversaw a suite of products for environmental and energy law practitioners and worked with partners at CQ Roll Call, Reuters Legal and more.

She began her career in private law practice focused on complex environmental and commercial issues, in-house at an environmental nonprofit and as an adjunct professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Beth holds a B.S. in biology from Muhlenberg College and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Outside of work, Beth is an avid runner and hiker. She loves reading and serves on the board of her local public library.

View News Release (October 4, 2021)