Katie Zimmerman became Executive Director of Charleston Moves in April 2017 after eight years at the Coastal Conservation League, where she was the Air, Water and Public Health Program Director. Prior to the League, she was a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, where she worked on performance metrics, strategic planning and legislative tracking. Before NOAA, she led several research and outreach projects on environmental justice, community empowerment, green building and water quality in the Charleston area.
Katie earned her M.S. in Environmental Studies and her B.A. in English with minors in Political Science and Environmental Studies, all from the College of Charleston. She serves on several boards and committees, including that of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, the educational advisory board to the Lowcountry Graduate Center in Healthcare Management and Community Wellness, the City of Charleston Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and the CHATS Safety Improvements Subcommittee.