GOLDEN, Colo. (Nov. 21, 2016) Big City Mountaineers (BCM), the leading non-profit that instills critical life skills in under-resourced youth through wildness mentoring expeditions, today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. Maile Buker, Kevin Hackett and Andrew LeCuyer join the leadership team as BCM looks to extend the reach and impact of its programs.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Maile, Kevin and Andrew to the BCM family and to our esteemed Board of Directors,” said Bryan Martin, Executive Director of BCM. “It’s an exciting time for our organization, and their combined experiences – inside and outside corporate boardrooms – combined with their love and passion for the outdoors will serve us well.”
Maile Buker is a marketer with years of experience creating consumer demand for brands in the outdoor, retail, footwear and beverage industries. She is currently Director of Marketing and Brand Management for Hannaford Supermarkets. Based in Boston, Buker sits on a variety of boards for local non-profits and is also an advisor for Telluride, Colorado-based Western Rise, an outdoor apparel company.
Kevin Hackett is the Vice President of Corporate Finance for Samsonite International in Boston. With more than two decades of professional finance experience, Hackett has held positions with a variety of companies. He volunteers his skills and time with local and national non-profits, including Junior Achievement of New Hampshire/Boston and Protect Our Winters.
Andrew LeCuyer is the Vice President of Programming for DISH, where he oversees general entertainment, local broadcast, movie studio and Latino content acquisition. Prior to working at DISH, he worked for a consumer electronics retailer and as a management consultant. LeCuyer lives in Louisville, Colorado, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Yale University’s School of Management. He was also commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he achieved the rank of Captain
For more information on BCM’s Board, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org/about/board.
BCM has many ways for individuals to get involved, including becoming a volunteer mentor, climbing in its Summit for Someone program or by making a donation.
About Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers (BCM) instills critical life-skills in over 2,000 under-served young people each year by getting them outdoors with volunteer mentors for life-changing wilderness experiences. BCM’s unique model of 1 to 1 mentoring is proven to develop integrity, responsibility, improve communication skills and decision making abilities in youth from risk-filled environments through a nationally recognized developmental analysis tool. Given the opportunity to develop these skills alongside caring volunteer mentors creates positive lasting change in these youth who become more likely to stay in school and avoid drugs, gangs and violence. To learn more, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org.