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The American Red Cross Welcomes Two New Board Members

Ultimately, supporting the Red Cross means supporting your community, building hope, and growing compassion.

GLENS FALLS, NY (November 15, 2013) The American Red Cross Adirondack Saratoga Chapter elected two new members to its Board of Directors during its recent monthly meeting. James E. Marco, Jr. and Javier Rodriguez join a group of 14 Board members that provide support and guidance to the Chapter’s activities.

"I am thrilled to welcome James and Javier to the Board,” said Gary Ferris, Adirondack Saratoga Chapter Executive Director. "Both men bring a varied and diverse background to our Board and they will be a tremendous asset to the Red Cross."

James E. Marco, Jr. has spent the last 8 years as President and Principal Human Resources Consultant with Saratoga Human Resources Solutions, Inc. Marco has spent the majority of his career working in the Human Resources field. His love of volunteering is apparent in his record. Throughout his adult life, Marco has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations as well as becoming an EMT to serve his community.

“I am pleased and honored to join the board of the American Red Cross Adirondack Saratoga Chapter,” said James E. Marco, Jr. “I have had a long affiliation with the Red Cross as a CPR and First Aid instructor, and I look forward to my new role in helping to ensure that the Red Cross continues to provide quality educational and training programs, and essential services in our communities.”

Javier Rodriguez has been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. Originally hailing from Costa Rica, Rodriguez relocated to New York City in 1997. He spent a number of years working in the service industry, setting the bar for excellence. Rodriguez was honored with “Maître d’ of the Year” at the Concierge Choice Awards in 2012. Now living in Saratoga Springs, Rodriguez recently opened up a new restaurant, Javier’s, in the heart of the city.

“Ultimately, supporting the Red Cross means supporting your community, building hope, and growing compassion,” said Javier Rodriguez. “I am a family man at heart and I hope to share the same dedication and commitment I give to my own family to help better the lives of families affected by disaster.”

Marco and Rodriguez will serve 3-year terms ending in 2016.