Dr. Kathy Breithaupt was recently elected chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. The Georgia Council is the umbrella organization for all 12 TU chapters in Georgia. The Council supports all the chapters with their 4,000 members and coordinates efforts to meet TU’s mission of protecting and restoring cold, clean water in Georgia and throughout the country.
Breithaupt is the first female to chair the Georgia Council and one of just a very few females nationwide to hold this position. Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization founded in 1959 that now boasts over 150,000 members throughout the country.
Breithaupt is an active member of the Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited and currently serves as secretary of the chapter. Previously she was secretary for the Georgia Council and, more recently, held the position of vice chair. She is the founding coordinator for the Georgia Trout Camp, a week-long camp for boys and girls from all over Georgia and other states that has operated for the past 15 years.