JUNEAU - The American Red Cross of Alaska recently announced Caitlyn McLaughlin has been hired as its new Southeast Alaska development director. The announcement was made by Michelle Houlihan, Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Red Cross Chapter.
"We are truly pleased to have found such a talented and enthusiastic woman to represent the Red Cross and help further its mission throughout Southeast Alaska," Houlihan said in a statement.
McLaughlin comes to the Red Cross from other nonprofit organizations, previously working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, and Juneau Youth Services. She comes from a background in volunteer management and marketing. She received a degree in public relations from Washington State University. She has lived in Juneau since 2004.
"I have really enjoyed working for the different nonprofit organizations in Juneau, interacting directly with families and volunteers," McLaughlin said. "I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue to serve my neighbors in Juneau with the Red Cross mission, and to help raise awareness about the services that the Red Cross provides to individuals and families throughout Southeast Alaska."
The American Red Cross of Alaska selected McLaughlin for her passion for nonprofits and community involvement. McLaughlin continues to serve as a Big Sister and as a volunteer coach for Southeast Girls on the Run, a program sponsored by AWARE. She also is a member of the Downtown Juneau Rotary Club.