The American Red Cross in Connecticut is proud to announce the recent addition of six new members to its organization’s Board of Directors. Board members are chosen based on their commitment to the Red Cross mission in combination with their individual expertise, experience and willingness to serve the needs of the board.
The Red Cross helps Connecticut residents prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It serves more than 3.5 million Connecticut residents in Hartford, Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties, plus Fishers Island, N.Y., with services provided by a small paid staff and a team of more than 2,000 volunteers.
The new board members, who bring diverse backgrounds to this leadership body, are:
- Lauren Dienes-Middlen, Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property, WWE
- Matthew Duddy, Vice President/Territory Manager, Lamar Outdoor Advertising
- Ashley Rendon, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
- Paul Rossi, Managing Vice President, Gartner
- Kiaundra Smith, Principal, Hartford Public High School
- Julie Sobieski, Senior Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN
“We are pleased to welcome six new members to our local Board of Directors,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Each member brings a sincere dedication to our lifesaving work. We are grateful for their willingness to give their time and expertise to help strengthen our Red Cross mission across Connecticut and beyond.”
Bruno also thanked the board's outgoing member, William Wilson, for his over ten years of service to the board.
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. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.