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Local Red Cross Announces 115th Annual Meeting

(SAN DIEGO – July 3, 2013) – The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter will hold its 115th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Cross Chapter Headquarters located in Kearny Mesa at 3950 Calle Fortunada. The annual meeting is open to the public.

During the meeting, Board Chair Bill Trumpfheller will highlight key services provided in the community over the past year, welcome new board members, and Trumpfheller along with Chief Executive Officer Tony Young will discuss the chapter’s vision and provide a sneak peek into a revitalized community-wide initiative to help prepare the San Diego region for human emergencies and disasters.

The Red Cross announced Young as its new CEO in Nov. 2012. He officially came on board in January 2013 after a decorated career in public service advocating for policies and services that were critical to the lives within the community.

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors

* - indicates new board member

  • Chair - Bill Trumpfheller, President, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
  • Vice-Chair - Stan Hartman, 1st Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Block, Vice President and General Manager, KGTV
  • Gene Brister, President, KXO Radio
  • Mary Ruth Carleton, VP, University Relations & Development, CEO The Campanile Foundation, San Diego State University
  • Rodger Dougherty, Director of Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente
  • Aimee Faucett, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Member Services, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Andy Fichthorn, President (retired), Sea World San Diego
  • Randy C. Frisch, Vice Chancellor for Business and Administration, National University
  • Tom Gehring, CEO & Executive Director, San Diego County Medical Society
  • David Geier, Vice President, Electric Transmission & Distribution, SDG&E/Sempra Utilities
  • Laura J. Hart, Vice President, Business Operations, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Rudy Johnson, President and CEO, Neighborhood House Association
  • Darren Levack*, Vice President and General Manager, GKN Aerospace
  • Raymond Loera, Sheriff of Imperial County
  • Steve Stuckey*, President, US Bank
  • Joanna Y. Tsai, Attorney at Law, JYT Law
  • Ken Wheatley, Sr. Vice President, Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Margarita Wilder, Vice President & General Manager, Entravision Communications
  • Brigadier General Daniel Yoo, Commanding General, MCRD San Diego/WRR, Represented by: Col. Rick Huenefeld, USMC (Ret), Community Plans & Liaison Officer, MCRD San Diego
  • About the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter:

    The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit Please also connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.