VOA-MN Appoints Paul Omodt Vice President of External Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2012
Volunteers of America-Minnesota
Office 952-945-4074, Cell 612-267-7622
Volunteers of America-Minnesota Appoints Paul Omodt Vice President of External Relations
(Minneapolis, March 19, 2012)—Volunteers of America-Minnesota (VOA-MN), a nonprofit health and human service organization, is pleased to announce today that Paul Omodt, ABC, APR, MBC, has been named to the newly created role of Vice President of External Relations. He will assume his duties effective March 19.
Omodt is a seasoned, multi-specialty executive with more than 20 years of experience building and leading teams in the areas of crisis communications, issues management, community and government affairs, media relations, internal communications, public relations and marketing. Since 2001, he has been with Padilla Speer Beardsley, an integrated communications firm, where he most recently served as Vice President of Crisis, Government Affairs and Media Relations Practices. Prior to that, Omodt held communications positions for the Northwest Air Line Pilots Association, and Callan Publishing. He holds a master’s degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas and has received numerous national and local awards for his work.
"Paul's diverse background in public relations and government affairs makes him ideally suited to advance our external relations strategy," said Paula Hart, President and CEO, Volunteers of America-Minnesota. "He has long been active in the community and his record of service to nonprofit organizations speaks for itself. We look forward to Paul’s expertise and professional guidance as we expand our outreach efforts to enhance our impact on the people and communities we serve. We are delighted to welcome Paul as our first Vice President of External Affairs.”
About Volunteers of America-Minnesota
Volunteers of America-Minnesota (VOA-MN) is a nonprofit health and human services organization whose mission of is to help people gain self-reliance, dignity and hope. Each year, VOA-MN provides a wide variety of services for more than 26,500 Minnesotans in three impact areas: 1) Children/Youth/Families, 2) Seniors/People with Special Needs, and 3) Adults in Community Reentry. Called to serve since 1896, VOA-MN is one of the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit organizations of its kind in the state and is affiliated with Volunteers of America, a national, faith-based organization that helps more than 2 million people annually live healthy, safe and productive lives. For more information about Volunteers of America-Minnesota, visit http://www.voamn.org or call 952-945-4074.