The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois is proud to announce the appointment of Asheesh Goel to its Board of Directors.
“We are excited to have Asheesh join our Board of Directors. His leadership and over 20 years of legal expertise will be valuable to both our board and to help further the mission of the American Red Cross. We are proud to have Asheesh represent Kirkland & Ellis on our board,” said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois.
Asheesh is a partner and member of the Global Management Executive Committee of international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, based in the Firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices. As a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group, he focuses on securities enforcement matters, including internal investigations, government investigations and enforcement actions. Prior to joining Kirkland, he was the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s global anti-corruption and international risks practice as well as the managing partner of Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. Asheesh also held the position of branch chief with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Enforcement. During his tenure at the SEC, Asheesh received three Special Act Awards for exemplary work on investigations and litigation.
Asheesh earned his J.D. in Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Chicago & Northern Illinois volunteer Board of Directors 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 Theodore L. Dysart of Heidrick & Struggles. A full list of members is located at redcross.org/local/illinois/chicago-and-northern-illinois/about-us/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.