Message from TMT's Board President
It is with tremendous gratitude that the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Board of Directors announces Erica Mirich’s forthcoming departure as TMT’s Chief Executive Officer. Erica’s last day will be April 14, 2023.
The Board congratulates Erica on her outstanding leadership and wants to thank her for her dedicated service that has led to numerous successes for the organization. Erica joined TMT as its Executive Director in 2017. Since then, she helped usher in a new strategic plan, built new important strategic partnerships, and helped improve and stabilize operations and organizational processes, among many other accomplishments. Her out-of-the-box thinking, strategic vision and partnership-building skills have created a foundational structure that will serve TMT for years to come and are a true testament to Erica’s skillset as a leader.
We cannot thank Erica enough for the commitment, passion, creativity, and enthusiasm she has given TMT during her tenure. Erica leaves Truckee Meadows Tomorrow in a strong position for continued growth and we sincerely thank her for her contributions and leadership in her time here. She will be greatly missed by the Board, supporters, and our community alike.
While transitions are difficult, TMT always has a plan. TMT’s Board has already sprung into action and will oversee the process of permanently filling the position. We also realize that a thoughtful, equitable, and transparent search process takes time. Until Erica’s successor is in place, it is imperative that the work of TMT continues uninterrupted with rigor and steadfast leadership.
To that end, we are delighted to announce that the current TMT Deputy Director, Sarah Gobbs-Hill, will serve as TMT’s interim Executive Director beginning February 1, 2023. We are confident that this will be a smooth transition for our community partners and supporters. TMT’s Executive Committee and the entire Board of Directors remain deeply committed to finding the ideal leader who will guide us to the next evolution of our organization while developing and executing a comprehensive plan for an inspired future. During this transition period, it is our priority to maintain a stable and effective organization.
Sarah shared: After my tenure serving as Deputy Director for TMT, I am honored to take on the role of interim Executive Director to help continue TMT’s important mission. This will allow TMT to continue to provide our invaluable community offerings without interruption.
As interim Executive Director, Sarah will closely partner with the TMT Board to ensure our work continues, the mission advances, and we deliver a steadfast commitment to meet the needs of our stakeholders. You can read more about Sarah below.
We are grateful for Sarah’s passion and are deeply excited about TMT’s future. Also, we wish Erica the very best of luck in her future professional endeavors and look forward to continuing to collaborate with her.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me at Annie.Zucker@renown.org
President of the Board of Directors
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Sarah Gobbs-Hill is a leader and collaborator in the non-profit and business sectors. She founded Listening Forward Consulting to help organizations align their direction through vital conversations, especially during times of transition. She focuses on empathic listening, meaningful and practical ways forward, and consensus-oriented decision-making in strategy, fundraising, and organizational management. During her time with Listening Forward she has worked with inspiring organizations working to improve communities such as Firebrand Resiliency Collective, Washoe County, Waterstart and Truckee Meadows Tomorrow.
Sarah joined the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow in 2020 where she quickly became an advocate for high-quality data as a foundation for change. Prior to her time with TMT and Listening Forward, she worked as the Sr. Vice President of Learning and Advancement at The Discovery Children’s Museum in Reno. She led the vision and development for the Tesla-funded open-source, bilingual exhibition, Energy/Energia. Other noteworthy projects Sarah has started are Science Distilled and the Northern Nevada Science and Technology Festival along with numerous school and public education programs and exhibitions.
Sarah was honored by the Nevada’s Women’s fund in 2019 as one of the Women of Achievement for the community. In 2020 she attended the invite-only Culture Competency Learning Institute to cultivate best practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
She holds a M.S. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource from Colorado State University, a B.S. in Environmental Biology, and a B.A. in Spanish from Montana State University. She is happiest when spending time with her inspiring friends, gardening, hiking, playing with her amazing two sons and laughing with her husband.