The board of United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has selected John Viehman as its new executive director. Viehman succeeds UMC’s first executive director, Megan Williams, who recently joined Maine Public as direct marketing and fundraising manager.

Viehman joined the UMC board in 2014 after serving for six years on its communications committee. He was UMC’s board chair and president from 2015 through 2019. During that time, the organization undertook a strategic planning process to develop its explicit vision, mission, values, goals, and supportive work plans. As part of that process, UMC hired Williams, who worked closely with Viehman to create comprehensive policies and procedures.

Viehman has had a long publishing and broadcasting career. In recent years, he has been a sales representative for the Courier Publications and VillageSoup network of news outlets.

Viehman serves on the boards of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Library Foundation, and on the Rockport Planning Board. He is a past mentor and Midcoast coordinator for the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs’ “Top Gun” business mentoring program and belongs to the West Bay Rotary Club.