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ARC Selects New Executive Director for Florida’s Southern Gulf

Jamie is a remarkable leader who knows and loves the community.

The American Red Cross of South Florida is pleased to announce that Jamie Andersen has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter. In this role Andersen will provide leadership to hundreds of volunteers as they support over 1 million residents in Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties with lifesaving programs and services that help residents to prepare, respond to, and recover from emergencies both big and small.

Andersen, raised in Southwest Florida, joins the American Red Cross after a decade of working in the financial services industry. Based in Manhattan, she was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan working with the firm’s largest corporate and wealth management clients. Well versed in the financial industry, Andersen also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, there she helped to build its cross-divisional sales organization in addition to providing strategic advice to large-cap industrial clients.

“Jamie is a remarkable leader who knows and loves the community,” said Alfred Sanchez, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of South Florida, “Her experience with the financial services industry combined with her network in the Southern Gulf will be of tremendous support towards our efforts to deliver the Red Cross mission.”

Andersen is a magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and served as College Government President. She remains an active volunteer in the Wellesley community, driving recruiting, mentoring and fundraising efforts.

“It’s an honor to join such an instrumental humanitarian organization with a long history of service to our region and nation” said Andersen, “The legacy of compassion and volunteerism in this community is powerful. I am proud to join the dedicated local volunteers, employees, board members, and generous community and corporate partners in delivering Red Cross services to those living and working in our community.”

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 or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross. Become a Red Cross volunteer