Allen Insurance and Financial’s Daniel Bookham embraces new leadership role on LifeFlight Foundation Board of Trustees

Release Date: 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

CAMDEN—At its January meeting, the LifeFlight Foundation Board of Trustees elected Daniel Bookham, a business insurance specialist and director of business development at Allen Insurance, to serve as chair. Bookham joined the board in 2012 and has provided guidance around issues relating to fundraising, communications and nonprofit management.
“Dan has been a strong asset to the LifeFlight Foundation since he agreed to come on board in 2012,” says LifeFlight Executive Director Thomas Judge. “He has helped generate support for LifeFlight among his business community connections, and the Foundation staff has gained valuable insights from his media background and fundraising experience from numerous nonprofits in midcoast Maine.”

Since joining the LifeFlight Board, Dan has played an important role in developing the organization’s strategic communications plan, and has been adept at creating opportunities for collaboration with business owners interested in helping LifeFlight. Dan and his wife, Jessie, were integral to the success of the first annual Islesboro Crossing which raised nearly $25,000.

Previously, Bookham served as the executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, and held several positions in the broadcasting industry. In the community, Bookham serves on the boards of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, United Mid Coast Charities, the Strand Theatre, and the Camden Windjammer Festival; and is a member of the PenBay Health Care Strategic Planning Committee and America’s Edge, a nationwide organization advocating for investment in early childhood development and education. Bookham is a graduate of the University of North London and the Midcoast Leadership Academy.

Bookham resides in Rockland with his wife, daughter Scout, and their two dogs, making the most of all the cultural and outdoor activities the Midcoast has to offer.

LifeFlight of Maine is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit air medical and critical care transport organization. LifeFlight helicopters, flying at 165 miles per hour, bring lifesaving critical care staff and equipment directly to the patient. Overseen by 21 physicians, LifeFlight has transported more than 16,000 patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands since its inception in 1998. The LifeFlight Foundation, also a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2003, provides fundraising and communications support to LifeFlight of Maine. If you would like to learn more about LifeFlight, please call 207-230-7092.