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Red Cross appoints regional CEO [UPDATED]

Published 6:20am Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Updated 8:22am Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Judy Green, long time non-profit leader and former Sanford executive, has been named the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross. The Region serves North Dakota, South Dakota and 10 counties in Western Minnesota, including Otter Tail County. Green has been in the Interim CEO role since November of 2012.

Green previously served as Executive Director of the YWCA and President of United Way in Cass/Clay Counties. Most recently, she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Sanford Health.

“We are excited that Judy will be continuing on with the Red Cross, leading the new region covering North and South Dakota, and the western counties of Minnesota,” Red Cross Division Vice President Jim Hamilton said. “Judy has had a very diverse career, which brings experiences that will help us in many ways as we move forward.”

A formal search for a full time Regional CEO was managed by a search committee of Board members from Red Cross chapters in North Dakota and South Dakota. Green fills the role vacated by Randy Johnson, who previously served as Regional CEO.

“Judy’s experience, leadership and passion will ensure we continue the consistent service levels our region has experienced from the Red Cross,” Regional Search Committee Chair Mark Jensen said. “We are thrilled she is continuing in the Regional CEO role permanently.”

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.

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