The Board of Directors of the Steele County Historical Society announce the hiring of James Lundgren as the Executive Director of the Society. Lundgren resides in Minneapolis and has an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations.

His past experiences include Interim Director at Grand Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm and he also has served as Director of Operations for the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio along with a stint as Executive Director of the History Center of Olmstead County. He has also served as Co-director of Finance and Operations at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

Lundgren holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Minnesota along with a double major of American History and American Indian Studies. He also has a Master's Degree in Non-Profit Administration from Regis University in Denver.