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A Decade of Service

A Look Back at the Last 10 Years Under President and CEO Gail McGovern

In the past 10 years, the American Red Cross has continued to carry out its mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Leading this effort, with support from selfless, dedicated volunteers and staff, has been Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern. Learn more about Gail’s experiences, her leadership style, and how the Red Cross has flourished with her at the helm.

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Hear from President and CEO Gail McGovern on what has motivated her service.


Explore the Timeline

Look back on key Red Cross milestones and accomplishments under Gail McGovern.


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Decade of Service

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View the Report

Read a detailed narrative from Gail McGovern on the past 10 years, and the successes of each of the Red Cross Lines of Service.


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A Decade of Service: A Presidential Update by Gail McGovern

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Read the Blog

Gail McGovern shares what the Red Cross has meant to her, and how it has transformed her into the leader she is today.


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Gail McGovern’s Most Impactful Mission Moments

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Read Her Story

Gail McGovern shares her personal story, and the journey that led her to the Red Cross.


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In Her Own Words

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News Coverage

Read articles on Gail McGovern’s leadership at the American Red Cross, including opinion pieces drawing from her experience as President and CEO.


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Celebrating our First Responders and Instilling a Culture of Safety

May 30 - Gail McGovern authors an article sharing how the American Red Cross and its team of volunteers and first responders stop at nothing to support communities devastated by natural disasters.

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Q&A with American Red Cross President Gail McGovern

June 6 - Gail McGovern authors an article sharing how the American Red Cross and its team of volunteers and first responders stop at nothing to support communities devastated by natural disasters.

Independent Journal Review
The America I See Is Not Divided

April 30 - Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern shares how the values that unite Americans are stronger than those that divide us.

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Leading from the Heart at the American Red Cross

April 11 - Listen as Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern shares tremendous leadership lessons gleaned from both the corporate and non-profit sectors. But most importantly, she shares the value she sees in learning to lead from the heart.

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Independent Journal Review
This Women's History Month, Let's Celebrate Red Cross Founder Clara Barton and Those She Has Inspired

March 22 - Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern honors Red Cross founder Clara Barton and other women who have contributed to the humanitarian cause.

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