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Holland & Knight Partner Richard Duvall Elected Chairman of the Board of American Red Cross in the National Capital Region

TYSONS CORNER, Va. (July 6, 2016) –Holland & Knight partner Richard Duvall was elected chairman of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region’s board of directors at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Duvall will serve as chairman from July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2018. 

Mr. Duvall was first elected to the board of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region in 2013 and was appointed chair of the Nominations, Board Development and Engagement Committee in 2014. Prior to his service with the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, he served as chair of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and, before that, as chair of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, now the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. 

“Richard’s leadership and commitment to the Red Cross have been an invaluable addition to our board, and I am thrilled to have him continue his involvement as our board chair,” said Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. “His guidance and support for our team, our volunteers and the work we do every day make our community stronger and safer.”

“I am proud of my several year affiliation with the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region and to have been selected as its board chairman,” said Mr. Duvall. “I look forward to continuing the work of my immediate predecessor Teresa Carlson and CEO Linda Mathes to further the organization’s mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.” 

Mr. Duvall is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Tysons Corner office. He led the firm’s establishment of this office in 1998 and was its first executive partner. The office now has almost 50 lawyers practicing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, government contracts, litigation, and real estate and land use. With more than 40 years in private practice in the Washington metropolitan area, Mr. Duvall focuses his practice on government contracts, investigations and commercial litigation.  

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.

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