SAN DIEGO, JULY 26, 2012 – The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter held their 114th Annual Meeting yesterday, July 25, 2012 at the Red Cross Chapter Headquarters located in Kearny Mesa.
During the meeting, Red Cross chapter leadership highlighted key services provided in the community over the past year. A few highlights include responding to 287 local disasters, unveiling a new state-of-the-art disaster operations center, providing lifesaving training to nearly 70,000 people, handling nearly half a million emergency calls for military members and their families through the San Diego location of the Service to the Armed Forces Emergency Communications Center and providing nutrition counseling to nearly half a million mothers and children through the Red Cross WIC program.
Joe Craver, CEO of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, thanked area residents, businesses, foundations and volunteers for their support, which allows the Red Cross to deliver these critical services in our community.
The Red Cross also welcomed new board members and thanked outgoing board chairman, Tom Gehring, CEO & Executive Director of San Diego County Medical Society, for his tireless commitment and service during his two-year tenure. Looking ahead, Red Cross is delighted announce the new board chair, Bill Trumpfheller, President of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker and new vice chair, Stan Hartman, First Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. The Red Cross is also fortunate to welcome two new members to the board of directors, Rodger Doughterty, Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente and Jeff Block, Vice President and General Manager for KGTV.
“We are incredibly grateful for Tom’s leadership, support and guidance over the last two years which has brought new strength and relevance to the chapter,” said Trumpfheller. “We look forward to building from that foundation and to continue to ensure the Red Cross is able to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve.”
The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter 2012 – 2013 Board of Directors
Bill Trumpfheller, Chair
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
Stan Hartman, Vice Chair
1st Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Mary Ruth Carleton
VP, University Relations & Development
CEO The Campanile Foundation
San Diego State University
Deputy Chief of Staff/ Director of Policy
Office of Mayor Jerry Sanders
Sea World San Diego
Randy C. Frisch
President and Publisher
San Diego Business Journal
CEO & Executive Director
San Diego County Medical Society
Vice President, Electric Transmission & Distribution
Laura J. Hart
Vice President, Business Operations
President and CEO
Neighborhood House Association
Sheriff of Imperial County
RDML Dixon Smith, USN
Commander, Navy Region Southwest
Represented by:Col Jim Guerin, USMC (Ret)
Regional Family Emergency Response Coordinator
Fleet, Family and Child Programs
Joanna Y. Tsai
Attorney at Law
Sr. Vice President
Sony Electronics, Inc.
Vice President & General Manager
Brigadier General Daniel Yoo
MCRD San Diego/WRR
Col Rick Huenefeld, USMC (Ret)
Community Plans & Liaison Officer
MCRD San Diego
Director of Public Affairs
Vice President and General Manager
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 www.sdarc.org. Please also connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and Twitter.
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