LEWISTON — The Lewiston Education Fund has appointed Beth Gaudet as the new executive director, effective Jan. 4, 2010.

The Lewiston Education Fund is a nonprofit organization created to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity and enhance academic excellence in Lewiston’s public schools.

A background in marketing and development, Gaudet will provide leadership in fundraising and gran- making, community relations and oversee day-to-day functions.