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Lutheran World Relief Names Daniel Lee
Vice President for External Relations
Baltimore, April 19, 2012 — Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lee as Vice President for External Relations. Lee joined LWR in 2006 and has worked in a variety of communications and marketing roles, most recently as interim Vice President for External Relations and Director of Marketing.
During his tenure as Director of Marketing, Lee successfully led LWR through its first rebranding process in over ten years, transformed both the direct mail and alternative giving programs and spearheaded the development of LWR’s social media presence.
While Lee was interim Vice President for External Relations, LWR experienced their most successful first-quarter fundraising to date.
An experienced marketer and fundraising strategist, Lee has been a principal thought-leader at LWR, playing an integral role in designing LWR's strategy to engage U.S. Lutherans in global ministry and serving on the Strategic Planning Working Group (SPWG). Prior to joining LWR, Lee worked in a variety of church, faith-based and hospitality industry capacities. He holds a bachelor of arts in communication and a masters of divinity.
“A sense of God’s calling grounds his leadership,” said John Nunes, LWR’s president and CEO. “With Dan’s intelligence and imagination, I expect that he will expand LWR’s engagement with U.S. Lutherans and all who desire to connect beneficially with their most marginalized sisters and brothers in the human family.”
“LWR is blessed by countless volunteers and donors who lovingly extend Christ's healing care to those in need. As we look to the future of international relief and development, we must passionately and creatively connect the Christian life of faith with a global perspective of faithful response to human need,” said Lee. “In the end, we’re telling a story of communities in relationship with God and in relationship with one another. It’s amidst this amazing exchange that change can happen.”
Lee resides in Baltimore with his wife, Ailsa Staub and their daughter.