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Red Cross Announces Michelle La Pierre Bell as New Executive Director

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 4, 2015) The American Red Cross has formally announced Michelle La Pierre Bell as the new Executive Director in Northern California for the Gold Country Region. In that role, La Pierre Bell is charged to provide leadership and direction to volunteers and employees ensuring the goals and mission of the American Red Cross are effectively delivered.

 Following an extensive search and review of many excellent candidates, Michelle was selected as uniquely qualified for this position, which she will begin August 24.  La Pierre Bell has been a Major Gift Officer with the Region where she was responsible for cultivating and stewarding philanthropic corporate and individual major gifts.

“Michelle has a reputation as a resourceful leader, who has been a key driver in implementing new strategies in the fundraising department at the Red Cross,” said Teresa Caver, Interim CEO of the American Red Cross Gold Country Region. “When you have great talent within your organization, it’s important to recognize it. We’re excited to welcome Michelle to a new leadership role.”

 For more than ten years, La Pierre Bell excelled in program planning, marketing, fundraising, development, community involvement and public affairs before joining the Red Cross. She is the kind of leader that will bring the Gold Country Region forward.

 Michelle is dedicated to the mission of the Red Cross, builds and fosters a team environment, and has high expectations for herself and her team. She brings a unique combination of resource stewardship and people skills that are very well suited for her new responsibilities.

 “I am honored to accept this position and excited to engage with our community leaders and working with our volunteers and staff to help make a difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Michelle La Pierre Bell.