Former State Sen. Ethan Strimling of Portland has been named to the Anti-Defamation League New England’s regional board, according to a release sent out today.

According to the release, Strimling will be the first Maine resident to serve on the board. Strimling served in the Senate for six years, and has been CEO of LearningWorks in Portland for 13 years. LearningWorks is an organization that serves at-risk youth, the immigrant community, and low-income families.