Audubon International hires associate Advancement director

By and |  July 18, 2013

Audubon International has named Joseph Madeira associate director of Advancement, a newly-created position under which he will spearhead the development, management, and implementation of strategic membership growth and fundraising. He also will take the lead in marketing and promoting all of Audubon International’s programs and establishing relationships with industry leaders and corporate sponsors.

Joseph Madeira

Joseph Madeira

“Joe is a highly accomplished professional with an impressive track record of helping organizations expand their capacity and achieve ambitious mission-oriented goals,” said Audubon International President and CEO Ryan Aylesworth. “The associate director of Advancement will play a central role in helping Audubon International continue growing and servicing its extensive membership base by cultivating relationships with industry leaders and other key stakeholders committed to advancing sustainability. We are very excited to have Joe join our team and serve in this important new position.”

Madeira previously served as executive director for the Southern Vermont Arts Center where he revamped accounting processes and implemented a new cloud-based database system for fundraising. Before that position, he was the deputy director for External Affairs at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis. He also served as chief of special exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History where he spearheaded a partnership with the National Wildlife Refuge System to mark the centennial of the founding of the refuge system and produced the exhibition, “America’s Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System.”

He received his BA degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and earned an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


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