December 12, 2022

Andrew Reed Joins ELM

Andrew Reed joined the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) and the ELM Action Fund in December as Vice President of Development. Mr. Reed, currently in Newton, is a longtime resident of Greater Boston and previously worked at Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Brandeis University. 


“Andrew’s experience and expertise will significantly increase our reach and our impact, enabling ELM to better advocate for policy that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges,” said ELM President Elizabeth Henry. 


In this role, Andrew is responsible for increasing and diversifying revenue and building a durable fundraising operation to support ELM and ELM Action Fund’s future growth.

Prior to joining ELM, Andrew served as Vice President, Development and Campaign at Environmental Defense Fund, where he served as a member of EDF’s Leadership Council and helped double fundraising revenue over his 5 years with the organization. Andrew also spent 9 years with The Nature Conservancy, serving in multiple leadership roles globally and at the state level in California, where he first gained an appreciation for the nuance and critical importance of environmental policymaking. He began his non-profit career at Brandeis University, where he served in multiple roles on the Development team over 8 years.

Andrew has loved the natural world and been committed to environmental causes and the intersection of human well-being and the environment for nearly his entire life. After earning a BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Biology from University of Vermont, he interned with the Student Conservation Association and Massachusetts Riverways Program. He has also served as a board member of Green Newton and volunteer with Charles River Watershed Association, Save the Elephants in Kenya, and Helps International in Guatemala. Raised in Windsor, CT at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers, he now lives in West Newton with his wife, daughter and dog, Charlie (named for the Charles River).

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