Great-grandson of L.L. Bean to give UNH commencement address

April 2, 2018

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The great-grandson of L.L. Bean and the company’s chairman is planning to deliver the University of New Hampshire’s commencement address next month.

Shawn Gorman is a 1989 alumnus of UNH and is on the UNH Foundation’s board of directors. He joined the Maine outdoor specialty retailer as an analyst in 1991 and served in a number of positions before taking over as chairman of the board in 2013. He’s the great-grandson of founder Leon Leonwood Bean.

Commencement is Saturday, May 19, in Durham.

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