FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 17, 2019) – The Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross announced that Diana Arteaga will join its Board of Directors.
Diana Arteaga is Vice President of Government Relations & Community Affairs for Broward Health. She is an experienced attorney who specializes in governmental affairs. Arteaga has worked in federal, state and local government on matters ranging from policy development and strategic communications to legislative appropriations and advocacy.
Previously, Arteaga worked for the City of Miami, the largest municipality in Miami-Dade County, as their Director of Government Relations. During her time at the City of Miami, she served in the Municipal Ethics Officers Program where she focused on Ethics & Public Trust with the Miami-Dade Commission. Her efforts were recognized by the National League of Cities by appointing her to the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, where she advocated for the League's interests before the legislative and executive branches in Washington, D.C.
Prior to working in municipal government, she worked for Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater in the Florida Department of Financial Services and as Legislative Counsel for former congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her experience working with local and state government, Arteaga spends her time giving back to the community as well. Her community service roles include serving on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Broward County, co-chairing the Legislative Committee for the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association, serving on the Governmental Affairs committees for the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Public Policy Advisory Committee for the United Way of Broward County, and the Health & Human Services Impact Team for Broward Days.
Arteaga is an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association and supports the San Carlos Institute in Key West as their Secretary.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from University of Central Florida, Arteaga attended Florida International University College of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor. During her time in law school, she completed courses at the University of Seville’s College of Law focusing on International Trade and European Union Law.
“Diana is a wonderful addition to our Board of Directors,” said Paula Prendergast, executive director for the Broward County Chapter. “She’s a proven leader with an exceptional reputation in government operations which will bring significant value to the Red Cross mission.”
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/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.
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