Greenwich, Conn., August 11, 2023 -- The American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter welcomes Katie Fortunato, Managing Director of RecruitmentMarketing.com, as its newest Board Member. The Metro NY North Chapter serves Westchester and Rockland counties, the US Military Academy at West Point, and Greenwich, Conn. A full list of Board Members can be found here.
A passionate philanthropist and seasoned entrepreneur, Ms. Fortunato brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role, aligning perfectly with the organization's mission to provide relief to those in need and support communities in times of crisis. She is the Managing Director of RecruitmentMarketing.com, a cutting-edge start-up renowned for its innovative recruitment marketing solutions. There she oversees the company's marketing and sales efforts, successfully connecting businesses with top talent and leading the future of the talent acquisition community.
Prior to her venture in the start-up world, Ms. Fortunato graduated from Boston University in 2010 and began her career in the media and entertainment industry, where she excelled in managing strategic partnerships to drive revenue and develop brand experiences for Fortune 500 companies. Her exceptional relationship-building skills and keen understanding of business dynamics will undoubtedly be invaluable assets to the American Red Cross.
"We are delighted to welcome Katie Fortunato to the American Red Cross board," said Stephanie Dunn Ashley, CEO, American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter. "Her remarkable achievements in the business world, combined with her dedication to philanthropy, make her an outstanding addition to our organization. We look forward to working together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by disasters and emergencies."
In addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Fortunato is deeply committed to making a positive impact and is active in several other charitable endeavors. As President of the Onward & Upward Foundation, she leads initiatives that support veterans, provide humanitarian relief during natural disasters, promote education and re-skilling opportunities for individuals, and contribute to the performing arts. She is an active member of the leadership council for Americares and generously serves on gala committees for several local non-profit organizations, consistently working to uplift those in need.
"I am truly humbled and immensely excited to join the American Red Cross family. It is an honor to be part of an organization that embodies compassion, resilience, and unwavering commitment to helping people in their darkest hours,” said Katie Fortunato, Board Member, American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter.
When not actively engaged in her professional or charitable pursuits, Ms. Fortunato finds joy and contentment with her family and friends in Greenwich, Conn. She is also active in the theatre arts community and believes that sharing inspirational stories has the power to help people connect and make the world a more generous and empathetic place.
About the American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter
The American Red Cross Metro NY North Chapter serves the residents of Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, Greenwich, Conn., and the US Military Academy at West Point. Powered by its volunteer workforce and the generosity of the American public, the Red Cross helps to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies big and small. Learn more by visiting www.redcross.org/metronyn