You will see familiar faces leading The Ridges Sanctuary, albeit under different titles. The Ridges Sanctuary announced Monday that Katie Krouse would become the organization’s new executive director as of May 1st. Its current executive director, Andy Gill, will remain with the organization in a supporting leadership role to assist The Ridges Sanctuary in its master plan implementation and fundraising. The appointment of Krouse is a history-maker for The Ridges Sanctuary as she will be its first female executive director in its 86-year- history. Krouse has been with The Ridges Sanctuary since 2015, serving multiple roles including her current stint as its Director of Operations. It was a key factor for Ridges Board President Dave Zuhlke, who says her in-depth knowledge of The Ridges and her ability to connect with others puts them well-positioned for the future.