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Fin-tastic News: Amanda Davitt McMullen '88 Named President and CEO of New Bedford Whaling Museum

Amanda Davitt McMullen '88, former COO at Meeting Street, is taking the helm of a beloved local organization, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, beginning May 7. We congratulate her on the next step in her impressive career! 

Her appointment is the culmination of an international search to find the right person fill the role of president and CEO of the thriving nonprofit. McMullen, whose career included stints at the Smithsonian Institution, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, brings a unique perspective and skillset to her new position. She is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island, and a recipient of both the 40 under 40 Award and the 2016 Chief Operating Officer of the Year/C-Suite Award from Providence Business News

McMullen, one great example of the all the places our alumnae can go with their Lincoln education, is an early adopter of our online network, lincolnschool.org/lincolnconnect, open to all Lincoln graduates. Amanda is already using the platform to help mentor others, connect with students, and open doors for anyone looking to break into the industry. Her new role broadens the Lincoln Connect footprint. 

“I am excited to join the team at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and I look forward to working in partnership with the board, staff, and volunteers as we continue to play a critical role in understanding and celebrating the many vibrant stories of the greater New Bedford community,” McMullen said in a statement.

McMullen, a Lincoln School alumnae board member and a three-time LincUptoLearn host, will be back on campus to celebrate her 30th reunion in September. 

In the meantime, we invite you to sign up on lincolnschool.org/lincolnconnect, where you can say hello to Amanda and 3,500 other Lincoln girls who are up to amazing things throughout the world! 

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