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Bill Goldsworthy Named Executive Director for Red Cross of Northeast PA

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON TUESDAY, MAY 26  — The American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region is pleased to announce Bill Goldsworthy as its new Executive Director in Northeast PA beginning today. The Northeast PA chapter covers Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.


“The Red Cross is pleased to announce that Bill Goldsworthy will be joining our team as Executive Director for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross,” said Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region. “Bill brings a wealth of incredible experience and community service to his new position. Bill is well known throughout the community as he most recently served as former Governor Tom Corbett’s Deputy Director for the Northeast Region and prior to that was Mayor of West Pittston. The Red Cross is lucky to have a true leader of this community joining our team.”


Goldsworthy has been a part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania community his entire life. He is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and Wilkes University. While most may remember him from his 14 years as Mayor West Pittston, Goldsworthy also continues to serve on the Board of Directors for both the Wilkes-Barre and Pittston Chambers of Commerce. For 30 years Goldsworthy worked at Golden Business Machines, helping the company grow from a small, local business to a regional company covering 20 counties.


He remains an active volunteer firefighter with the West Pittston Hose Company #1. He started there when he was 18 and later served a number of years as borough fire chief.


Bill and his wife Jannet have four children. They are excited to become part of the Red Cross family. “I am thrilled to be in a position to be able to help people,” said Goldsworthy. “I look forward to working with our growing volunteer community and serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania when they need it most.”


Goldsworthy will be leading the chapter through a very busy time in just his first few weeks, including National Giving Day on June 2nd along with Heroes Breakfast events in Scranton on June 10th and Wilkes-Barre on June 18th.  For more information on these events, call the chapter office at 570-823-7161.


To arrange an interview with Bill Goldsworthy, contact Dave Skutnik at 570-561-5094 or



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 @RedCross_NEPA.