American Red Cross Announces New Regional Chief Executive Officer
for the Central and Southern Illinois Region
The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region is pleased to announce the appointment of Lyn Hruska as the new Regional Chief Executive Officer for Central and Southern Illinois Region. Dawn Bozeman, Board Chair for the Central and Southern Illinois Region Board of Directors and Jane Weathers, Division Vice President for the American Red Cross North Central Division made the announcement on Friday, June 3, 2016.
“Lyn’s leadership skills, experience and the deep commitment to the mission of the Red Cross made her the obvious choice to step into the Regional CEO role,” said Bozeman. “Lyn’s passion for the Red Cross and her management style are going to build on the strong foundation of the Central and Southern Illinois Region.”
Hruska has more than 30 years of leadership experience including strategic planning, program management, fundraising and management of large and small teams. She has been with the Red Cross for nineteen years serving in various capacities, most recently as the Regional Chief Development Officer for the Central and Southern Illinois Region.
In her new role, Hruska will oversee 30 paid staff and more than 2,000 volunteers. The Central and Southern Illinois Region includes three chapters, and serves 78 counties (72 in Illinois, 4 in Missouri and 2 in Iowa) and a population of approximately 3 million people.
In addition to serving as the Regional CEO, Hruska will also serve as the Executive Director for the Central Illinois Chapter. She will transition to her new role with the Red Cross on Monday, June 27, 2016.