Red Cross Chief Executive Officer to Retire in August

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Anne has dedicated her life to helping others, and our organization will be forever grateful.

The Board Chairman of the American Red Cross Central Illinois Region, Gregory S. Folley, announced today that the region’s CEO, Anne M. Fox, will retire at the end of August.  “Next month, Anne will have completed 31 years of outstanding service to the American Red Cross,” Folly commented.

Under Fox’s leadership, the region has grown to serve more than two million people in 45 counties in Illinois and Missouri with offices in Peoria, Canton, Bloomington, Peru, Decatur, Champaign, Springfield, Charleston, Quincy and Macomb.

The region has been nationally recognized for excellence. Most recently, it served as disaster operation headquarters for the two largest disasters ever to strike Illinois, the 2013 spring floods and the November 17 tornadoes that ripped through the state.

“Anne has dedicated her life to helping others, and our organization will be forever grateful. Her legacy and leadership will be our guidance as we continue to serve the community,” Folley said.  “She has earned our Red Cross Central Illinois Region a nation-wide reputation of ongoing excellence and outstanding disaster recovery service!”

A replacement for Anne will be appointed in the near future.