The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley is proud to announce the addition of Suzy Brown of the Newberg Group and Brandon Campbell from Joliet Junior College to its board of directors.
“The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley has a long-standing reputation for tapping leaders in the civic and professional community to complement our board of directors, said Brian McDaniel, executive director of the American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley. “We’re thrilled to welcome Suzy and Brandon to the board. Their expertise and insight will help us better deliver our mission,” said McDaniel.
Suzy Brown, founder of The Newberg Group, brings over 20 years of development, management, and accounting experience in the political, private, and non-profit sectors. Suzy and her team help others focus on their dreams by creating systems that efficiently multiply and manage financial resources.
Suzy is a graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Suzy and her husband, live in Morris with their five children. When Suzy is not managing a plethora of school and extracurricular activities with her children, Suzy serves on the Morris Community High School Board, the Board of Directors for the Riverside HealthCare Foundation, the Grundy Economic Development Council, and Elevate Illinois.
Brandon Campbell has over 15 years of law enforcement experience and is currently the Chief of Police/Director of Safety and Security at the Joliet Junior College Police Department. In addition to serving at the Indiana University Police Department South Bend Division and other law enforcement teams serving on major crimes task forces and gang response investigation teams, Brandon has also served as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violence Crimes Unit.
Brandon Campbell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Calumet College of Saint Joseph and his Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. He is certified in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS), Active Shooter Response and Instruction and Crisis Negotiations. Brandon also, serves as a board member for the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, where he is an executive board member. Brandon is also a commissioned officer is in the United States Navy Reserve.
The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley volunteer board includes 10 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the Illinois River Valley chapter that serves over 1 million people in 5 counties. The board is led by Chairperson Pete Colarelli, of ExxonMobil. A full list of members is located at https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/locations/illinois-river-valley.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.