Saturday, November 19, 2016

One Iowa Announces Its New Executive Director: Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel

Donna Red Wing recently announced that she will be retiring as executive director of One Iowa, Iowa's chief LGBTQ advocacy organization, next month. Right away, One Iowa began the search for their new leader. They made the big announcement yesterday:
We are thrilled to announce that after a national search, our search committee named Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel our new executive director. Daniel will begin leading One Iowa in January 2017.

A native Iowan, Daniel has worked with the state’s LGBT community for more than eight years. He’s worked extensively with One Iowa, cofounding the LGBT Health and Wellness Conference with members of the LGBT and Wellness Initiative coalition, including our current executive director Donna Red Wing. He has trained more than 1,000 health professionals, providers and others on LGBTQ inclusivity and presented at local, state and national conferences on the subject. Most recently, he presented the keynote address at the Eyes Open Iowa Conference.

Prior to joining One Iowa, Daniel served as director of education and leadership at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and as a respite provider at Lutheran Services in Iowa. He holds a doctorate of education in leadership from Creighton University and an MA in health studies from the University of Alabama. He is a 2015 Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 honoree and current class member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Daniel and his husband, Charles, have been together for more than ten years. They married at Urbandale United Church of Christ in 2010 and recently moved to a new home in Bondurant with their three dogs. Together, they enjoy cycling, kayaking, and social justice.
Hoffman-Zinnel will make his first big public debut as One Iowa's new XO on 12/07/16 at Red Wing's retirement party in Des Moines.

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