Congratulations to Nikki Rovner, vice chair of VIRGINIAforever and associate state director for external affairs at The Nature Conservancy, on her receipt of the 2017 Captain Ron Erchul Environmental Leadership Award. Nikki accepted the award at the 2017 Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, Va. The award is presented by the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, host of the symposium, to recognize a Virginian who has made significant efforts to better the environment.

According to Dennis Treacy, chair of VIRGINIAforever and president of the Smithfield Foundation, “Nikki has dedicated her professional career, and her personal life, to better our environment. She shows tremendous vision by working tirelessly on important legislation for land conservation, state parks, natural areas and waterways. She exhibits diplomacy and leadership skills and has earned the respect of her colleagues through her integrity and commitment to environmental causes. Nikki is truly deserving of the Erchul Award. Congratulations to Nikki!”

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