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Voss Named Executive Director of Lung Association in Minnesota

Brings extensive experience in mission and fund raising

Press Release – MINNEAPOLIS (March 9, 2017) – Greg Voss is bringing more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership talent to the American Lung Association in Minnesota as the organization’s new Executive Director.

“In addition to the combination of a high degree of professionalism and easy to talk to style, Greg has a strong balance of both mission and fund raising experience, and a strong understanding of engaging and supporting volunteer leaders, corporations, and staff,” said Lew Bartfield, CEO of the Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.

Voss will be responsible for sustaining the Lung Association’s programs and services in Minnesota. He will also lead fundraising strategies and oversee the implementation of programs.

“I’ve never been more excited to be in a new role as I am now. The Lung Association has a long history of success, strong community ties and making a difference in the lives of Americans,” said Voss.

“Whether it’s helping smokers quit, educating children how to manage their asthma, advocating for commonsense public policy or investing millions in finding a cure for lung disease, the Lung Association is relentless in achieving its mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease,” he said.

Voss hit the ground running as he assumed the Executive Director position just days before hundreds participated in the Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb at U.S. Bank Plaza on February 25th.

Voss has 20 years of YMCA leadership positions in five Midwest states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa. He served as the Executive Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis from 2005 to 2008. He also served as the Regional Executive Director for the American Red Cross for Minnesota and the Dakotas from 2008 to 2011.

Most recently, he was the Regional Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region from 2014 to 2016. He has a B.S. in Health Education from the University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse.
Voss lives in Apple Valley, Minn. with his wife Suzanne.

About the American Lung Association in Minnesota

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association focuses on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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