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American Red Cross welcomes James Calbi to its Rhode Island Board of Directors

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The American Red Cross  is pleased to announce that James A. Calbi CFP®, CRPC® has been elected to its Rhode Island Board of Directors for a term running through June 30, 2019. 

Jim currently serves as Senior Vice-President of Investments and Senior Resident Director at Merrill Lynch in Providence, where he oversees a team of more than 30 financial advisors and is a senior member of the Del Nero, Calbi, and Abbate Group wealth management team.

“I am pleased to welcome Jim to our team,” said Tempie Thompson, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Red Cross. “His commitment to Rhode Island is outstanding, and his expertise within the financial services industry will enable us to continue efficiently delivering the Red Cross mission of preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies.”

Members of the Board of Directors provide guidance and stewardship for the Red Cross and its network of volunteers as the charity provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and preparedness education. While the local Red Cross primarily serves Rhode Island, volunteer teams are prepared to respond throughout the country and internationally as needed to serve those affected by disaster.

In addition to his duties for the Red Cross, Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Public Broadcasting System and on the Board of the Bassett Street Condominium Association.

Jim is a graduate of Pace University in New York City and completed his Certified Financial Planner™ coursework at Bryant University. Jim and his wife Colette live in North Kingstown and have two sons.

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 @RIRedCross.