Dayton Chapter Announces Laura Seyfang as New Chapter Executive

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Laura has much to offer and we’re excited to welcome her to the Red Cross. She brings exceptional business and leadership skills to the position. - Dayton Area Chapter Board Chair Marty Hydell

The Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Seyfang as the new Chapter Executive. Seyfang will oversee the three county service area, encompassing Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. She will officially begin her new assignment on April 15, 2013.

Seyfang was chosen after a nationwide search conducted by a Board selection committee headed by the chapter’s Board Chair, Marty Hydell. “Laura has much to offer and we’re excited to welcome her to the Red Cross,” said American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter Board Chair Marty Hydell. “She brings exceptional business and leadership skills to the position.”

A retired executive from the automotive industry, Seyfang is best known for her compassionate managerial approach in the fast-paced and ever changing industrial automotive industry, locally and around the world. Seyfang has held numerous leadership positions at Delphi Automotive Systems and at General Motors (GM), managing over 5,000 employees in industrial facilities and engineering centers and overseeing multi-plant projects. Seyfang brings a wealth of leadership experience and community awareness to her new role.

“Laura is a powerful business executive who drives an organization to meet and exceed their goals and objectives but never loses sight of the impact on the people within the organization,” said David Elliott, former Human Resources Director at Delphi.

Seyfang’s involvement in the community is both local and worldwide. She is a member of the Dayton Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and Chair of its Family Support Committee. In the past, Seyfang has participated in Habitat for Humanity Builds in Thailand, Nepal and Kenya. She will be leading a Habitat International Trip in 2013. Additionally, Seyfang has served on the Board of Directors of the Linda Vista Women’s Transitional Home and as a regular volunteer at the St. Vincent’s Gateway Shelter.

“I am honored to be selected to lead this outstanding organization,” said Laura Seyfang. “I sincerely believe that we are meant to help each other through life’s journeys. The Red Cross mission forms a natural connection between my business experience and my passion to help the community and those in need.”

For more information about the American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter visit www.redcross.org/Dayton or call 513-579-3000.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Dayton or fan us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DaytonRedCross.