The Appalachian Mountain Club, a national leader in promoting outdoor recreation and conservation, is to name its first new chief executive in 23 years today.
The Boston-based organization, which has more than 100,000 members and supporters, has hired John D. Judge, a seasoned nonprofit leader, as its next president and chief executive.
Judge says his primary goal is getting more young people and their families exposed to the wonders of the natural world, at a time of increasing concerns about issues such as childhood obesity and living in a digital-media world.
“A huge challenge for the AMC and our country is how we connect young people to the outdoors experience,’’ Judge said at the organization’s Beacon Hill headquarters this week.
Appalachian Club to name new leader