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Announcing New KBIA Executive Director

News from the Beach
July 30, 2019
Welcoming KBIA's New Executive Director
 
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Mimi Fox, New Executive Director
Kennebunk Beach Association Improvement Hiring Committee is thrilled to announce Mimi (Meserve) Fox has been named Executive Director heading into the Association's 110th season. KBIA President John Bauman remarks, “I am delighted that Mimi will be returning to KBIA as Executive Director. Her family roots, longtime community ties, and previous work experience at KBIA, make her the ideal choice to lead our wonderful organization into its next chapter.”
 
Mimi, a Corporate & Foundation Relation Manager at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, will take over the ED position this fall. She is also a former teacher, having taught at Kennebunk High School as well as other areas in Maine. She succeeds Martin Lodish, who held the post for 11 seasons.
 
"I can think of no one better to take over leadership of KBIA. Mimi's experience, both at KBIA and over her career, make her a phenomenal choice as the next Executive Director,” says Martin Lodish. “She loves KBIA as much as I do, and no doubt will continue to build upon the successes of the past decade at KBIA while preserving the special culture of KBIA. I am looking forward to working with Mimi over the next few months, and beyond if needed, to make sure the transition is smooth.” 
 
Having grown up in Kennebunk, Mimi has strong ties to the area, as well as to KBIA. Mimi held the Program Administrator position for several years at KBIA, and played a key role in the advancement of many of the systems the office uses today. "Accepting this position at KBIA is like coming home,” expresses Mimi. “Having grown up in the Kennebunks, I'm thrilled to lead this incredible organization into its next chapter and share the magic of the area with my family for years to come."
 
John Bauman stated that he was very pleased with the search process, noting that it was transparent, professional and very thorough. He also expressed how grateful he was to Donna Smythe-Wilson and Nina Chagnon for leading the search and the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for their help and support.

Welcome back Mimi!