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Leadership

The Corporate Officers, Board of Governors and Executive Leadership of
the American Red Cross

The Chairman of the Board and the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) are significant leaders of the American Red Cross. The Chairman leads the Board of Governors in the governance and oversight of the organization. The President and CEO executes Red Cross strategies and leads the operations and business activities of the Red Cross
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter -
Chairman of the Board

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter was appointed as Chairman of the American Red Cross on June 17, 2004. Ms. McElveen-Hunter is the former U.S. Ambassador to Finland (2001 - 2003) and the CEO and owner of Pace Communications, Inc., the largest private custom publishing company in the United States.

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    Gail J. McGovern -
    President and CEO

    Gail J. McGovern was named President and CEO on April 8, 2008. After previously holding top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments, she has experience running large organizations in competitive industries, and a track record for improving business performance and service delivery to the public.

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  • Corporate Officers

    Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
    Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

    Chairman

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    Gail J. McGovern

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    David Meltzer
    David Meltzer

    General Counsel and Chief International Officer

    Brian Rhoa
    Brian J. Rhoa

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jennifer Hawkins
    Jennifer L. Hawkins

    Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff

    Executive Leadership

    Suzanne C. DeFrancis
    Suzanne C. DeFrancis

    Chief Public Affairs Officer

    Shaun P. Gilmore
    Shaun P. Gilmore

    Chief Transformation Officer

    Cliff Holtz
    Cliff Holtz

    Chief Operating Officer

    Melissa B. Hurst
    Melissa B. Hurst

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Neal Litvack
    Neal Litvack

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Floyd Pitts
    Floyd Pitts

    Chief Diversity Officer

    Jack McMaster
    Jack McMaster

    President Preparedness and Health and Safety Services