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Red Cross Elects Board Members, Officers in Connecticut

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We are fortunate to have the help of these extraordinary leaders who lend their expertise and time to build a strong and effective Red Cross presence in Connecticut.

FARMINGTON, CONN., AUGUST 12, 2013 — The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter recently announced the election of members to its board of directors. Their terms began July 1.

American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO Mario Bruno said the members are part of a 26-person board that provides support and guidance to the Red Cross in Connecticut. “We are fortunate to have the help of these extraordinary leaders who lend their expertise and time to build a strong and effective Red Cross presence in Connecticut.”

The recently elected members are: Susan Beauregard of Westport, Global HR Operations Leader at General Electric; Kevin Charette of Durham, Director, Customer Group at Northeast Utilities; Alice Ferreira of Trumbull, Vice President, Communications at UnitedHealthCare; Walter Fulton of Durham, Principal at Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, Sterczala, P.C.; Elizabeth Gagne of Avon, Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Business Insurance at Travelers; James Gessner of Waterford, Vice Chairman of The Mohegan Tribe; Carl Johnson of Farmington, Managing Partner at BlumShapiro; Mark Modzelewski of Westport, Principal at MJM Associates; Diane Pivirotto of Stratford, Vice President, Human Resources at UIL Corporation; Peter Wise of Westerly, RI, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Founder, Ouidad; and Kris Yeager of Monroe, Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at Philip Morris Capital Corporation.

Elected as officers were:

  • Board Chair: Patrick O’Donnell, of Ridgefield, Vice President, Global Marketing, Strategy & Online Commerce, IBM Corporation
  • Board Vice Chair and Chair, Nominations Committee: Joseph Bartozzi, of Woodbridge, Senior VP and General Counsel, O.F. Mossberg & Sons
  • Board Vice Chair and Chair, Philanthropy Committee: Thomas Beyer, of Milford, Area Manager, CORT Business Service
  • Past Chair: Elizabeth Gagne, of Avon, Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Business Insurance, Travelers
  • Secretary: Kris Yeager, of Monroe, Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis at Philip Morris Capital Corporation
  • Chair Volunteer Engagement Committee: Melanie Rose, of Stamford
  • The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter is headquartered in Farmington with offices and training sites across the state. More than 3,000 volunteers help fulfill our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. To learn more about the work of the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.redcross.org/ct.

    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. 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.