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American Red Cross Appoints New Executive Director for Lackawanna Chapter

Scranton, PA, August 9, 2013 — The American Red Cross Northeast PA Region has appointed Sherry Nealon-Williams as the new Executive Director for the Lackawanna Chapter.

Nealon-Williams, a native of Scranton, served as the Director of Team Business Development at Merrill Lynch from 2010 to 2011. She also served as the Governor’s Regional Administrative Officer for Northeastern Pennsylvania from 2005 - 2010. Nealon-Williams is active throughout the community of Scranton. She served on the Scranton City Council from 2006 – 2010 and was Chairwoman for both the City Economic Development and the Pension Review and Administration Subcommittees. Nealon-Williams is an active volunteer leading a variety of fundraising efforts. In addition to her new responsibilities at the Lackawanna chapter, Nealon-Williams will continue to lead both the Wyoming Valley and Hazleton Chapters.

Peter M. Brown, Executive CEO said, “Sherry’s experience with the media, government and community leaders in Lackawanna County will be of tremendous support towards our efforts to deliver the Red Cross mission.”

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters.