Duluth Library Foundation Hires New Executive Director

The Duluth Library Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of its new executive director, Erin Kreeger. Kreeger joined the Foundation on Sep. 1, 2021, after Patra Sevastiades retired in May 2021. Sevastiades served as the Foundation’s first executive director for over a decade.

Erin brings fundraising, non-profit management, and public policy experience to the Foundation. After living and working in Washington, D.C. for nearly a decade, Erin chose Minnesota as her forever home and moved to Duluth in the winter of 2017. Erin began her career in public policy, specifically working on criminal justice reform at the federal and state level. Erin most recently worked at The College of St. Scholastica, managing their annual giving program. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s in Public Administration from George Mason University.

“I want to thank the Foundation Board of Directors for their leadership and support,” said Erin Kreeger. “The Duluth Public Library is a unique service and space for our community. I am excited to support the Library’s important work of promoting a love of reading, increasing educational access and opportunities, and providing a creative and welcoming environment for all. I look forward to connecting with our community in the coming months and invite everyone to join us at our 10th annual Learning and Libations Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021.”

Board President, Amy Kuronen, expressed her enthusiasm. “We are very excited to welcome Erin to our team! She brings both her belief in the important work of libraries and its access to all in our community and her professional experience in development to this position. We feel Erin will be instrumental in ensuring a bright future for the Duluth Library Foundation.”