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Speral Named Red Cross Regional Chief Development Officer

A new but familiar face to the community will join the American Red Cross Minn-Kota Regional staff on Sept. 17, as Lynn Speral has been named the Regional Chief Development Officer.

“We are excited for Lynn to join our staff,” said Randy Johnson, Regional Chief Executive Officer . “Her expertise in fundraising, knowledge of the community and outgoing attitude will make an immediate impact on our staff and our donors. Her ability to connect with community members and partners is going to only further enhance the services provided by the Red Cross in the region.”

Speral, a longtime member of the community, has served as the Director of Development for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center since 2007. In her work at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center she has been a member of the agency’s leadership team, directed all aspects of development, and coordinated the marketing and communication efforts.

As the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center’s Director of Development, she spearheaded appeals, campaigns, events and donor relationships. Under Speral’s direction, the agency saw an increase in the number of donors, amount of donations, and event attendance. In addition, she facilitated the re-branding of the organization and oversaw improvements to the agency including the addition of a play therapy room.

“I am honored and excited to continue my career with the American Red Cross,” Speral said. “The Red Cross is an integral part of this community and I am looking forward to contributing to its success.”

Prior to her tenure at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Speral was the Marketing Director for DMS Health Technologies. She also served as a Radiologic Technologist for Sanford Health (the former St. Luke’s Hospital) in the 1980’s and 90’s.

Speral fills the Red Cross role that Sandy Glas held for three years prior to transitioning to the Red Cross Regional Chief Operations Officer this past July.