New York, NY – The American Red Cross in Greater New York is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its regional Board of Directors: Surya Kant, President of North America, UK, and Europe for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); Matthew Sniffen, Vice President, Emergency Preparedness for Con Edison; and Matt Barr, Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Sury, Matthew, and Matt to our board. We are grateful for their willingness to lend their time and diverse expertise to help strengthen our life-saving Red Cross mission across our region and beyond,” said Susan Rounds, interim CEO, American Red Cross Greater New York Region.
“I am honored to join the regional Board of Directors for The American Red Cross in Greater New York, supporting and building upon its lasting legacy,” said Surya Kant, President of North America, UK and Europe, TCS. “As a leading employer in the US and driver of business transformation for our clients, we take equal pride in creating scalable solutions to address pressing societal needs, from our education initiatives to working with such a worthy institution as the Red Cross and the sheer impact of its life-changing disaster relief programs.”
“I’m excited to be part of the Red Cross. Through the years I have worked at Con Edison we have jointly responded to many events. I appreciate the dedication of the volunteers and look forward to supporting them through my work on the board,” Matthew Sniffen, Vice President, Emergency Preparedness for Con Edison.
“I am very excited to join such a great organization and assist in whatever way I can in the important and meaningful work Red Cross in Greater New York does every day,” said Matt Barr, Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Surya (Sury) Kant is the President of North America, UK and Europe for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). As President for North America, UK and Europe, Sury is responsible for the continued growth of the company’s global revenues, key customer relationships and technology offerings across TCS’ largest markets. His longstanding tenure at TCS includes establishing the presence of the Indian software industry in Japan in 1987, leading UK operations in the ‘90s while recording substantial growth and visibility for the organization and serving as the Head of Operations in North India until 2005.
Matthew Sniffen is Vice President, Emergency Preparedness for Con Edison. He oversees the corporate planning and execution of all storm-response and emergency action plans for both Con Edison, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County, as well as Orange and Rockland Utilities, serving a 1,300-square-mile-area in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey.
Matt Barr is Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Barr has extensive experience leading representations of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, private equity funds, acquirers of assets, hedge funds and other institutions acquiring controlling positions in financially distressed companies, and other major stakeholders in chapter 11 reorganization cases and out-of-court restructurings both in the United States and internationally.
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. The American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves the nearly 13 million people who reside in New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Greenwich, Conn. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.