The American Red Cross Kansas Oklahoma Region announces Misti McClellan will be joining the organization as Central and Southwest Oklahoma chapter executive director.

McClellan believes her ability as a community liaison was what drew her to the Red Cross position.

 “I’m a lifelong learner who loves to engage with people,” MeClellan said. “I believe I bring the ability to foster relationships with people who can help move the dial for our organization.”

Most recently the director of alumni and community relations for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, McClellan brings a varied background of strong leadership skills, strategic partner initiatives and outstanding communications skills to the position.

 “Misti's wealth of experience and lifetime knowledge of the area will make her an invaluable asset to Red Cross mission,” said Alice Townsend, Regional Chief Executive Officer. “She will be so helpful in telling the Red Cross story not only in the Oklahoma City area but across Oklahoma, as well. We're excited to welcome her on board.”

McClellan lives in Norman with her husband Mark. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to music festivals, and camping in the mountains. She began her Red Cross career on June 21.

The Central and Southwest Oklahoma chapter is comprised of 17 counties including Oklahoma, Cleveland, McClain, Canadian, Grady, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Tillman, Kiowa, Washita, Custer, Roger Mills, Beckham, Greer, Harmon and Jackson.

If you would like to learn more about the Red Cross and how to volunteer or support financially, please go to redcross.org/volunteer for volunteer opportunities or redcross.org/donate to donate.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% 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 CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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