AMC President Andy Falender to Retire

AMC President Andy Falender has announced plans to retire from the nonprofit conservation and recreation organization in January 2012, following nearly 23 years as AMC’s chief executive. The announcement was made in the current issue of AMC’s membership magazine, AMC Outdoors.

Falender is leaving AMC at a time of growth and financial strength for the organization. AMC ended 2010 having served more than 40,000 youth, maintained more than 1,500 miles of trails, and hosted more than 150,000 guest overnights at its huts and lodges during the year. In the previous decade, AMC assisted in the protection of more than 1.5 million acres of land, including taking direct ownership of more than 66,000 acres of forestland in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness region. AMC completed 2010 with a small surplus, its 23rd year of balanced revenues and expenses, and its endowment reached a record level of $50 million.

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