A Volunteer Board and paid management team provide leadership for carrying out the work of the American Red Cross in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Chapter management consists of a team of officers and program directors. Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes, who serves as chief executive officer, provides overall leadership to the chapter.



Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes, CEO

Prior to becoming the CEO of the American Red Cross of Southeastern PA on May 16, 2011, the Honorable Renée Cardwell Hughes served as a trial judge in the Court of Common Pleas, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania which encompasses the City of Philadelphia. Judge Hughes served in the Trial Division of the court, since her appointment to the bench in 1995 by Governor Tom Ridge. She was elected to a full ten year term beginning January, 1996 and was re-elected in 2005 to a second full term. She specialized in homicides, but has handled both civil and criminal proceedings.

Judge Hughes received her legal degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

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Daniel Rhynhart, Chairman - Board of Directors

Daniel Rhynhart is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter

Mr. Rhynhart as extensive experience in commercial litigation matters nationwide. He serves clients in a variety of industries, including software and technology, telecommunications, financial services, banking, and real estate.

Mr. Rhynhart is chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as National Tier 1 and Philadelphia Tier 1 in its "Best Law Firms" rankings for 2015.

2015 Board Members

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