For Immediate Release
August 3, 2016
Contact: Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications
Maine Audubon is pleased to announce that Andrew Beahm will be joining the team as Deputy Director. A former Maine Audubon board member and chair who has served in various executive roles at L.L. Bean for the past three decades, Beahm brings the perfect mix of knowledge and experience to this critical new position.
Most recently, Beahm has served as L.L. Bean’s Vice President of Business Transformation, where he brought his decades of rich experience and knowledge to a company-wide reengineering process focused on improving operations, simplifying systems, and building a platform for continuing innovation. During his 34-year tenure, Beahm has also served as L.L. Bean’s Vice President of Internal Audit; Assistant Treasurer; Vice President of Brand Services; Director of Strategic Planning; and in a range of other management and analyst roles.
Among his many accomplishments at the industry-leading retailer, Beahm managed a strategic review that prompted L.L. Bean’s retail expansion from Freeport to over 40 cities. He led L.L.Bean’s centralized marketing activities including strategic brand management, partnership marketing, development and circulation planning for core catalogs, advertising, and growing L.L.Bean’s e-commerce channel. Across his diverse roles, Beahm brought a focus on process improvement and critical analysis of the status quo which, combined with a disciplined approach to setting and achieving targets, resulted in improved long-term results.
Beahm’s corporate experience is complemented by his extensive work with nonprofit organizations in Maine. In addition to Maine Audubon, Beahm has served as board president for the Cancer Community Center and Greater Portland Big Brothers/Big Sisters (of which he is a founding trustee). Beahm has also served as a trustee for the Pine Tree Boy Scouts Council, Portland Nordic, and has volunteered in multiple capacities for the United Way.
Ole Amundsen, Maine Audubon’s executive director, welcomed Beahm enthusiastically to the team. “Maine Audubon has benefited from Andy’s perspective and leadership for years,” he said. “In this new role, Andy’s wealth of experience, both broad and deep, will be a true boon to our team, our operations, and our effectiveness. I can’t imagine a better fit for this crucial role.”
“I have had the privilege of being involved with Maine Audubon for many years, in many capacities,” said Beahm. “I’ve been a visitor to Gilsland Farm, a member, a trustee, and then chair of the board. For me, it is a thrill to be able to contribute to the success of such an important organization in a brand new way. I couldn’t be more excited to join this team.” A graduate of the University of Maine system, Beahm is an avid outdoorsman, paddler, runner, and cyclist. He lives in Falmouth.
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.
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