The American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region's (ARCNENY) CEO Gary Striar recently announced the appointment of Thomas Lindberg as Chief Program Officer. Lindberg was previously serving as the Assistant Director for Statewide Grant Programs for the Red Cross in New York State.
Lindberg will oversee regional operations and the ARCNENY departments for Emergency Services, Services to the Armed Forces, Preparedness, Volunteer, Youth and Community Services programs.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Lindberg worked in New York State Government for 20 years including the State Senate, Office of Governor George Pataki and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. While at the Department, Tom served as First Deputy Commissioner for this 580 person agency where he developed experience in budgeting, personnel, IT, and program management for a large organization.
After leaving the State, Tom worked in executive management positions for two renewable energy companies and a non-profit industry association.
"This is really a great opportunity for me," said Lindberg. "The American Red Cross has a tremendous reputation for helping people, which really fits well with my personal philosophy and background, having had a career in public service and state government."
"Overall the Red Cross has experienced many changes during the last few years. There will be more, and I want to continue to make sure we incorporate these changes in a manner that's the least disruptive," added Lindberg. "This process will make both the national and regional organization much more efficient; and and that will enable us to help people more effectively."
Lindberg currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Altamont Rescue Squad as treasurer and drives for the Altamont Ambulance Squad. He resides in Altamont, NY with his wife, two daughters and son.