The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has named Rebecca “Bec” Rollins of Jamaica Plain as its new Chief Marketing Officer.
Rollins oversees Communications, Marketing, Membership, Magazine, Books and the AMC website.
She serves on AMC’s staff leadership team and is a liaison to the organization’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. She works from AMC’s headquarters at 10 City Square in Charlestown.
“Bec is a skilled communicator with an impressive history of multimedia accomplishments,” said AMC President and CEO John D. Judge. “We’re very fortunate to have her on our team to lead our organizational communications efforts and strengthen the AMC brand.”
Prior to her work at AMC, Rollins served for seven years as Chief Communications Officer for the global health and social justice organization, Partners In Health, where she led the organization’s messaging efforts in the United States and 10 other countries.
She also has a background in broadcast journalism and worked in media management for a decade at Harvard University.
Rollins holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and studio art from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and attended Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. Early in her career, she was awarded WCVB’s prestigious Leo Beranek Fellowship for television news reporting.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. AMC invites the public to support its conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. More information is available at www.outdoors.org.