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The American Red Cross welcomes Patrick Gallagher to the regional Board of Directors

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The American Red Cross welcomes Patrick Gallagher to the regional Board of Directors

Volunteer Board of Directors includes more than 30 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the region that serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties in northern Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL (March 21, 2018) - The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is pleased to announce today the appointment of Patrick M. Gallagher to the organization’s Board of Directors. 

Gallagher currently leads the executive team as President of Gallagher’s Midwest region where he also leads three specialty business units including aviation, healthcare and management liability. 

“Patrick’s years of experience in the corporate sector and leadership skills add valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. “He is a great addition to our leadership team that serves the community through our humanitarian services and programs.” 

Gallagher holds a Bachelor’s of Science in General Management from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.  

The volunteer board includes more than 30 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the region that serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties in northern Illinois. The board is led by Chairperson Jill Schaff of Baxter Healthcare (retired). A full list of members is located at redcross.org/il/chicago/about/leadership.

About the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois:

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. 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 us at redcross.org/il/chicago or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.