Kierston Van Soest is CFO and Treasurer of L.L. Bean, Inc. of Freeport, Maine. Prior to L.L. Bean, Van Soest held executive finance roles with Time Inc. (New York City) and the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen (Baltimore; Warsaw, Poland; and New York City). She has held various board positions with different community organizations in Southern Maine and most recently was appointed to the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Portland. She received her degree in business administration from Lehigh University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.