For Immediate Release
May 18, 2016
Contact: Leslie Taylor, Media Manager
Today Maine Audubon announced that Jeremy Cluchey will be joining the team as Director of Communications & Marketing. A Maine native, Cluchey brings over a decade of strategic communications and management experience spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Most recently as Director of Creative Design at Bates College, Cluchey oversaw the school’s award-winning digital and print marketing efforts and directed hundreds of communications projects, including a critically acclaimed responsive redesign of the college website. He also spearheaded an overhaul of the student communication system, led the design of the college’s first online platform for sharing admission decisions with applicants, and drove new uses of social media to broaden the school’s reach and influence.
Prior to Bates, Cluchey served as Digital Communications Manager at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC. There he tackled a communications challenge familiar to Maine Audubon: helping a respected, evidence-based organization get its messages heard in a changing communications landscape. To this end, Cluchey established the agency’s presence on social media, instituted the collection and use of analytics and usability testing, and launched a podcast and live video chat series, producing over 140 episodes.
Executive Director Ole Amundsen welcomed Cluchey to Maine Audubon. “I am thrilled that Jeremy will be joining us in this critical role, at this important moment,” he said. “Jeremy’s mix of experience with marketing, strategy, policy, and management will be a great fit for Maine Audubon, and just what we need to take our communications to the next level.”
“I could not be happier about joining this team,” Cluchey said. “Building on the strong Maine Audubon brand and supporting the organization’s advocacy, conservation, and education efforts with strategic communications is a special opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.” Cluchey serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) and is active in his community of Bowdoinham, where he enjoys exploring the woods and rivers with his wife and two children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University.
About Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.
Conserving Maine’s wildlife.
Please visit www.maineaudubon.org for more information.