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Title/Position:Vice President for Philanthropy, Executive Director of the LTSP Foundation
The Rev. John V. Puotinen, CFRE, joined the LTSP staff as Vice President for Advancement (now the Office for Philanthropy) and Executive Director of the LTSP Foundation in August 2010 following a nationwide search.
Pastor Puotinen came to LTSP from the University of Dubuque/Dubuque Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, where he served as Senior Vice President of Development since 2005. He led the university through the concluding stages of a ten year capital campaign that closed in 2008 with a record $128 million in gifts from over 4,700 donors.
Before joining the University of Dubuque, Pr. Puotinen served as Vice President of the Foundation of Lutheran Life Communities, Arlington Heights, Illinois, a provider of services in Greater Chicago, along with development positions at Luther Manor, Milwaukee,Wisconsin, and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, and was an investment executive with Piper, Jaffray, Inc. He was developer and founder of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Libertyville, Illinois. He is a pastor on the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Pr. Puotinen received a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
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