A Message from Maria Gallace, NRCM Board Chair
Dear Members of the NRCM Community,
On behalf of the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s Board of Directors, I want to congratulate Lisa Pohlmann on 22 years of extraordinary service to this organization.
Lisa’s work with NRCM began as a member of the board, where she served for seven years, including two as Board President. In 2008, she became the Deputy Director, and, in 2011, following a national search, she was hired as CEO. She brought with her a strong history of nonprofit experience that has helped NRCM achieve tremendous success over the past decade. In the coming year, we will have the chance to celebrate Lisa’s many accomplishments. These include:
Leading efforts to expand our staff and programs,
Growing the numbers of our members and supporters to over 25,000 strong,
Concluding our three-year, $6.6 million “Protecting the Nature of Maine” capital campaign successfully in 2020, the largest in our history,
Engaging the next generation by creating NRCM Rising and The Brookie Awards, and
Bringing concerns of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice to inform our work.
Lisa’s commitment to our mission and to the environmental science that guides the critical work we do remains steadfast. With NRCM’s powerful accomplishments going back more than six decades, Lisa can retire knowing that her leadership role at NRCM will make a difference for generations to come.
While we look forward to supporting Lisa’s work through the remainder of the year, the Board of Directors has also begun the process of seeking the organization’s next leader. For updates, you can visit nrcm.org/about-nrcm/ceo. Today, however, please join me and my fellow members of the Board of Directors in expressing our gratitude to Lisa for her dedication to protecting the nature of Maine.
Chair, Natural Resources Council of Maine Board of Directors