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Grand Canyon Chapter Announces Revamped Board of Directors

Red Cross chapter building in Phoenix, AZ
The Red Cross is fortunate to have such a talented and experienced group of community leaders.

PHOENIX (Sept. 4, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has finalized its board of directors for this fiscal year, with a new chairman, a new vice chair and a few new board members.

The 15-person board features Steve Rizley of Cox Communications as chairman and Bob Wiedower of USAA as vice chair. Recent additions are Connie Baker of Ernst & Young, Debra McBride of Sun Cornerstone Group and Michael McLaughlin of Arizona Public Service. Lynn White returns as chair of the Tiffany Circle, a forum for women leaders to come together to make an impact in their community.

“The Red Cross is fortunate to have such a talented and experienced group of community leaders,” said Randy Weddle, the Interim Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Grand Canyon Chapter.

American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter Board of Directors

• Connie Baker, Ernst & Young

• Terry Bolin, Scottsdale Insurance Company

• Wai Chan, American Express

• Martin Collinsworth, Fry’s Food Stores

• Ron DaVella, Deloitte

• Pat Farmer, Community Volunteer

• !Kate Forbes, CPA

• !William Hardin, Osborn Maledon, P.A.

• Don Henninger, Phoenix Business Journal

• Debra McBride, Sun Cornerstone Group

• Admiral Michael McLaughlin, Arizona Public Service

• Jim Olson, Republic Services

• *Steve Rizley, Cox Communications

• Dennis Roccaforte, Contractor Management Services

• Bonnie Trowbridge, Apollo Group

• #Lynn White, Community Volunteer

• ^Bob Wiedower, USAA


^Vice chair

#Tiffany Circle chair

!Ex-officio member

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.