April 5, 2017
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Abbie Peterson VanConant has been named the Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross, Dakotas Region. In this role, Peterson VanConant will oversee the regional development team in maintaining the financial health of the organization.
Prior to taking this position, Peterson VanConant served as the Major Gifts Officer in the Dakotas Region of the Red Cross, and previously, as the Development Manager at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, SD. She enters this position with several years of experience in non-profit development, knowledge of the region, and a passion for helping those in need.
“I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing team of staff, volunteers, and community partners,” said Peterson VanConant. “Through the Red Cross, I have seen first-hand how compassionate our community is. As a life-long Dakotan, I am proud to be a part of an organization that has touched the lives of so many in our great region.”
Regional CEO Lynn Speral stated, “Our Dakotas Region team celebrates Abbie’s career advancement within the American Red Cross. Her experience, skills, and compassion will serve us well into the future.”
For more updates, follow the Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @RedCrossDakotas. You can also visit redcross.org/southdakota or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.