The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has hired Lisa Pohlmann to serve as its new deputy director. Pohlmann has been managing nonprofits in Maine for 25 years. Most recently, she spent nearly 13 years as a researcher and associate director for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).
MCEP works towards a sustainable economy; vital communities; rich civic engagement; and a healthy environment, all of which mesh well with the NRCM’s work “protecting the nature of Maine.”
“Lisa brings extensive experience and a fresh perspective on the work that NRCM has been doing for almost 50 years,” says Executive Director Brownie Carson. “All of us at NRCM are pleased that she has joined us.”
NRCM, a nonprofit organization with more than 11,000 members across Maine and beyond, works to protect Maine’s woods, waters and wildlife, and the health of Maine people and our environment.
In addition to her professional experience, Pohlmann has earned a Masters in Public Policy from the Muskie School for Public Service and a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training in Vermont. She is currently in the Public Policy Ph.D. program at the Muskie School—and she is an avid kayaker, cross-country skier, and gardener.
Pohlmann takes on the position recently held by Joan Welsh, who retired from NRCM in November, 2007. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to discover new ways to help create a sustainable future for Maine,” says Pohlmann.