Jody Hedeman Couser

Senior Vice President of Communications

A native of Annapolis, Jody oversees the Conservancy’s public and media relations. Previously, Jody was principal of River Bay Communications, LLC and press secretary for a Maryland gubernatorial candidate. She served on the cabinet for Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens as director of communications; as public information officer for the American Medical Association (AMA); director of communications and development for the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) and as production manager at The Kamber Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Roanoke College and a Master in Political Management from The George Washington University. She serves as co-chair of the Maryland Commission for Climate Change Education, Communication and Outreach Work Group.  Jody lives in Annapolis with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys traveling, boating on the Chesapeake Bay and has a knack for finding arrowheads.