LOS ANGELES, August 24, 2021 — The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region welcomed Verna Grayce Chao, Executive Vice President of City National Bank’s Treasury Management Solutions, and Shannon Kramer, Principal in Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory, to the regional board of directors. Chao and Kramer will serve under the leadership of Bruce Daly, a former Digital Risk Management executive and a current Red Cross disaster responder.
“In my role as Chair, I’m determined to strengthen our community resilience in Los Angeles,” Daly said. “In these historic pandemic times, and given the added complexity of the wildfires raging in California no less other risk and threats such as earthquakes, I am determined that our Board take an inclusive and proactive approach to our role in achieving Red Cross LA’s community goals and safety.”
Daly joined the Los Angeles Region board of directors in 2011 and was appointed as board chair in July 2020. His leadership came at a pivotal time as the region welcomed new CEO Joanne Nowlin, faced with the then-worst wildfire season and maneuvered through a pandemic. The team of Daly and Nowlin guided the organization through a challenging time with a committed guarantee that all services provided would continue smoothly.
“As we look into year two, this partnership will play a critical role in driving the vital work our region does in support of the more than 10 million Los Angeles County residents, Nowlin said. “I am thankful for Bruce Daly, the two new members and each individual on our board. They each bring something new and powerful to our work advancing the mission of the Red Cross.”