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American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region Elects New Board of Directors

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Baltimore, MD – (July 1, 2014) – The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region recently approved a new Board of Directors slate, effective July 1, 2014 and running through June 30, 2017. Rick Smulovitz, Senior Vice President at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thomspon, Inc., will serve as the new Board Chair. Smulovitz has been a member of the Board of Directors at the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region since 2003. Prior to his Board Chair appointment, Smulovitz served as Secretary, Development Committee Chair and Vice Chair.

Joining him on the executive committee are Vice Chair re-elect Katherine Pinkard-Bowers, Pinkard Properties, LLC, and Vice Chair/Secretary re-elect Lori Robinson, McCormick & Co.

New Board members elected to their first three-year term are Carolyn Candiello, GBMC, Lenore Koors, Signs by Tomorrow, Kurt Overton, Morgan Stanley, Sylvia Toense, T-Rowe Price, Richard Scheper, Jovian Concepts, and Josh Winkel, J.M. Humber.

Additional re-elected members include Robert Guach, Constellation Energy, Michael McDaniel, Harbor Boating, Inc., and Macgregor “Mac” Tisdale, First National Bank.

About the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region (
On average the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region provides help to Maryland families two to three times each day after disasters including emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information or to donate, please visit or Tweet us @RedCrossMD.

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