The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is proud to announce that Daniella Levitt has joined its board of Directors.
Daniella serves as Executive Director of the Leading Women Executives program by Corporate Leadership Center. She has a highly successful track record of strategically developing senior executive talent and leadership capabilities at key career inflection points, developing bi-directional inter-generational leadership strategies, and equipping leaders to tackle the tough issues hindering meaningful progress on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is responsible for leading the program’s strategic direction, marketing and growth. Daniella is also the host of “A Seat At The Table” podcast.
“The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has a long-standing reputation for tapping leaders in the civic and professional community to complement our board of directors, said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Illinois. “Daniella has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in society. These are values that are at the core of the American Red Cross. As a business leader, Daniella brings expertise and insight to help us to better deliver our mission,” said Roldán. “We are proud of her joining the board and looking forward to working with such dedicated and exceptional professional.”
Daniella commented , “I look forward to being on the Board of Directors and leveraging my leadership, skills and network to help the American Red Cross further its impact in our community.”
Originally from South Africa, Daniella founded two companies and held consulting roles at Aon and Deloitte prior to joining Leading Women Executives.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Majors in Business Information Systems, Marketing and Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She subsequently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Management Business Administration at the university’s Business School, where she graduated with distinction.
The volunteer board includes more than 30 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the Greater Chicago chapter that serves 7.7 million people in 5 counties. The board is led by Chairperson James H. Wildman of William Blair. A full list of members is located at https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/leadership.html.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Christian, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. 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 us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.