The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa has named Nicole Breitbach as the new Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Chapter. Based in Dubuque, Breitbach will lead the Northeast Iowa Chapter, which serves 17 counties in northeast Iowa, including Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Mitchell, Winneshiek, and Worth.
Her passion for non-profits began while she was an undergraduate at the University of Iowa.
After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Communication with focuses on International Business and Spanish, Breitbach began working for Cedar Rapids based Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL). At RNL, she worked with telephone fundraising campaigns for various Catholic Charities and eventually relocated back to Dubuque to manage the telephone outreach campaigns for Clarke and Holy Family Catholic Schools. From there, she eventually accepted a full-time fundraising position at Clarke overseeing telephone and direct mail programming.
Breitbach was promoted to Director of Alumni Relations at Clarke in 2013, where she managed the Alumni Association Board of Directors and over 100 volunteers. Most recently she held the position of Development Officer at Clarke, and was responsible for managing relationships with a portfolio of dedicated Clarke supporters.
She completed her Master’s in Business Administration at Clarke in May of 2015. A native of Dubuque, she is an active community member, participating in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Women’s Leadership Network, Women’s Giving Circle, and as a board member for the Riverview Center.
She will begin working with the Red Cross in September at the Northeast Iowa Chapter office located in Dubuque.