CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2017) - The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is pleased to announce today the appointment of 5 new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members are Mitchell Andrews (Plexus), Lisa Badgley (Walgreens), Brian Bohaty (Allstate), Louis Hobson (Aon NFS) and Tracy Lampert (Zurich.)
“Each new member is an invaluable addition to our board at the American Red Cross,” said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois. “We look forward to the collaboration and wealth of knowledge acquired through our members’ experience to continue the work of our humanitarian mission.”
Mitchell Andrews is a founding partner with The Plexus Groupe, and has over 30 years of insurance industry experience. Having begun his careers as a field underwriter on the insurance carrier side, Mr. Andrews has spent the last twenty years consulting clients in the areas of property/casualty/liability, employee benefits, and retirement plans. He helps clients affordably provide employee benefit programs that attract/retain talent, as well as prudently protecting their balance sheet risks on the property/casualty/liability side. Andrews earned his Bachelors of Science in Finance & Logistics from the University of Colorado, and enjoys golf, hunting, fitness, and spending time with his wife & four children.
Lisa Badgley is a vice president of pharmacy & retail operations for Walgreen Co. based in Deerfield, Illinois. She is responsible for leading the retail acquisitions team whose focus is on the overall end state plans of acquisitions including organization design and operations to establish an integrated network of stores and harmonized approach to customer experience. Badgley joined Walgreens in 1991 as an assistant store manager. She was promoted through store management holding various roles from store manager to district manager from 2000 until 2005. In 2005, she became a regional vice president of operations where she managed the southeast region and oversaw the successful field-restructuring project. In 2009, she became corporate operations vice president and was responsible for the overall growth and development of all drugstores, health care points of care, personnel and other established objectives throughout the eastern division. Badgley was named to her current position in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University.
Brian Bohaty is executive vice president, Corporate Business Transformation and a member of the Allstate Personal Lines senior leadership team. He is responsible for leading and coordinating the modernization of Allstate’s operating model through strategic platform investments, long-term strategic planning and design, integrated digital enterprise efforts, cost structure transformation, and APL’s global resource strategy. Prior to joining Allstate in late 2016, Brian was executive vice president, Retail Products and Services at TIAA, where he was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue for products and businesses across life insurance, brokerage, managed accounts, IRAs, tuition-financing 529 plans and advice tools. Prior to that, Brian was chief operating officer, TIAA-CREF Asset Management. Earlier on in his career, he worked for Bank of America. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University and an MBA from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.
Louis Hobson is the CEO of Aon National Flood Services (Aon NFS), a division of Aon plc, the largest and most-experienced flood insurance vendor in the U.S. For more than 30 years, Aon NFS has defined the industry delivering flood insurance processing, technology services and support Write-Your-Own (WYO) insurance carriers and agents. Under his leadership, Aon NFS services more than 2.9 million flood policies and $2 billion of flood insurance premium annually. An intuitive and results-driven leader, Louis advocates trusted partnerships and strategic growth opportunities for WYO clients. His team’s insights and influence in Washington, D.C. continue to shape the industry in a rapidly changing regulatory landscape. With a steadfast commitment to helping rebuild lives devastated by flood, Louis fosters response teams with the storm-tested expertise, dedication and capacity to prepare for and effectively handle large-scale catastrophic flooding events. Louis joined Aon in 2012 where he served in a succession of senior-level strategic roles. Before stepping into the CEO role, Louis was the Executive Vice President at Aon NFS responsible for all major P&L drivers and flagship Aon clients. Prior to joining Aon, Louis was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he executed large-scale P&L turnaround and transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 insurance and healthcare clients. A native of Toronto, Canada, Louis has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from Stanford University. He is a former Stanford football player and member of Stanford’s 2000 Rose Bowl team. Louis and his wife, and their two daughters live in Chicago.
Tracy Lampert is Head of Employee Experience and Culture at Zurich. In this role, she is focused on enhancing the employee experience and fostering a high-performing culture at Zurich. Tracy is also a member of Zurich’s Corporate Responsibility working group – representing North America.
Starting her career as an Underwriter, Tracy joined Zurich in 1995. She has held numerous roles within the organization, including Head of Operational Transformation and serving in various Chief of Staff and Change Management roles. Her most recent role was Chief of Staff for Zurich North America.
Lampert graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in finance and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
The volunteer board includes more than 30 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the region that serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties in northern Illinois. The board is led by Chairperson Jill Schaff of Baxter Healthcare (retired). A full list of members is located at redcross.org/il/chicago/about/leadership.
About the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. 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/il/chicago or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.