The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois is pleased to announce Leslie Luther as the chapter’s new Executive Director.
“We are excited to have found a new Executive Director with Leslie’s previous experience with the Red Cross and leadership background with the State of Wisconsin,” said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. “Leslie has passion for the well-being of local communities and has shown her dedication to moving toward positive growth in the areas she touches.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to the American Red Cross,” said Luther. “I have already seen how the Red Cross comes together during disasters big and small and am excited to be stepping back into this organization and back into a mission I truly believe in.”
Luther has been with the State of Wisconsin Division of Medicaid Services since early 2017, where she oversaw and implemented policy directives, supervised the administration of public assistance programs and maintained the operational functions of a variety of programs. Luther is a former Red Crosser, returning to the Red Cross having spent more than five years working in the Wisconsin region in various capacities from disaster to operations to volunteer services. Luther has also worked for former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, the Social Development Commission, Lutheran Social Services and Milwaukee Christian Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Grambling State University.
The media is invited to meet and interview Luther at the Northwest Illinois Chapter Board Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 28 from 2:00-7PM.
WHO: Leslie Luther, New Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois
WHAT: Interview opportunity during board blood drive
WHERE: Chapter office, 727 N Church Street, Rockford
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00-7:00PM
About the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois serves 700,000 people in 10 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at www.redcross.org/Il/Rockford or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.