Leadership

The Chairman of the Board and the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) are significant leaders of the American Red Cross. The Chairman leads the Board of Governors in the governance and oversight of the organization. The President and CEO executes Red Cross strategies and leads the operations and business activities of the Red Cross.

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the Board

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter was appointed as Chairman of the American Red Cross on June 17, 2004. Ms. McElveen-Hunter is the former U.S. Ambassador to Finland (2001 – 2003) and the CEO and owner of Pace Communications, Inc., the largest private custom publishing company in the United States.

Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross

Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO

Gail J. McGovern was named President and CEO of the American Red Cross on April 8, 2008. After previously holding top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments, she has experience running large organizations in competitive industries, and a track record for improving business performance and service delivery to the public.

Corporate Officers

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the American Red Cross

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

Chairman
Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross

Gail J. McGovern

President and Chief Executive Officer
Dale Bateman, American Red Cross Chief Audit Executive

Dale P. Bateman

Chief Audit Executive
David Meltzer

David Meltzer

General Counsel and Chief International Officer
Brian Rhoa, American Red Cross Chief Financial Officer

Brian J. Rhoa

Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Hawkins, Red Cross Corporate Secretary.

Jennifer L. Hawkins

Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff

Executive Leadership

John Crary, CIO, American Red Cross

John Crary

Chief Information Officer
Suzanne DeFrancis, American Red Cross Chief Public Affairs Officer

Suzanne C. DeFrancis

Chief Public Affairs Officer
Cliff Holtz

Cliff Holtz

President Humanitarian Services
Peggy Dyer, American Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer

Peggy Dyer

Chief Marketing Officer
Shaun Gilmore, American Red Cross President of Biomedical Services

Shaun P. Gilmore

President Biomedical Services
Melissa Hurst, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, American Red Cross

Melissa B. Hurst

Chief Human Resources Officer
Kevin Jessar, Corporate Ombudsman, American Red Cross

Kevin Jessar

Corporate Ombudsman
Neal Litvack, American Red Cross Chief Development Officer

Neal Litvack

Chief Development Officer
Floyd Pitts

Floyd Pitts

Chief Diversity Officer

Jack McMaster

President, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services