Andy Falender

Senior Advisor to the President CLF Massachusetts

I’ve spent the majority of my professional career in conservation. Now, I get to apply that background to help an organization I’ve long admired for its impact on the issues I care about. At CLF, I focus on management issues such as planning, finance, and fundraisingAs a Trustee, I also chair the Finance Committee. 

Before coming to CLF, Andy was President of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) for 23 years. Accomplishments included updated governance; greatly expanded education and conservation; balanced budgets; an endowment increased from $4M to over $50M; a 200% increase in members to over 90,000; upgraded facilities; a model environmental education and lodging facility; and an “entrepreneurial” 70,000-acre conservation/recreation corridor in Maine which includes 100 miles of trails and 3 lodges for winter and summer use. Andy’s prior work experience includes time spent serving as the CEO of the New England Conservatory of Music; with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; and with the Peace Corps in the Philippines. Andy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard University. His current non-profit involvement beyond CLF includes the AMC, MA Audubon, Manomet, WWII Museum and Lincoln Land Trust.