MINEOLA, N.Y. [January 2, 2024] – The American Red Cross on Long Island proudly announces the appointment of Brian L. Bank, Jim Quent, and Jennifer Solomon to its esteemed Board of Directors. Their extensive knowledge and steadfast dedication to community service greatly enhances the strength of the Red Cross team. A full list of Board Members can be found here.
"It is with great enthusiasm that we extend a warm welcome to Brian L. Bank as a new member of the American Red Cross Long Island Board of Directors,” said Jose Dominguez, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross on Long Island. “Brian's legal expertise and unwavering commitment to pro bono service exemplify the spirit of compassion and dedication that defines the Red Cross.”
“We are also thrilled to have Jim join the team here at Red Cross,” Dominguez continues. “Jim's extensive background in government affairs and his dedication to community service makes him an asset to our team. We look forward to benefiting from his strategic expertise and collaborative spirit.”
“Embracing Jennifer Solomon to the American Red Cross Long Island Board is a momentous occasion,” said Matthew Thompson and Anthony Acampora, Co-Chairs, Board of Directors, American Red Cross on Long Island. “Her stellar expertise in public relations adds a unique dimension to our team. With Jennifer's strategic prowess, we anticipate elevating our outreach efforts. We are excited about the diverse perspectives and dynamic skills that Jim, Brian, and Jennifer bring to our collective effort.”
Brian L. Bank
Brian L. Bank, a Partner in Rivkin Radler LLP, joins the Board with a wealth of experience in Commercial Litigation, Class Actions, Business Dissolution, Employment & Labor, Privacy, Data, & Cyber Law, and Compliance. His extensive background includes representing businesses, insurance companies, banks, unions, and individuals in a wide array of legal matters.
A recognized leader in his field, Brian is a Past Chair of the Employment and Labor
Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance
Practice Section. He has earned accolades such as being named a New York Metro Super Lawyer and a Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” Brian's commitment to pro bono service shines through his representation of indigent tenants facing eviction, providing a voice for the underrepresented.
Brian, a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, serves as a Co-Chair of the Cardozo Alumni Long Island Regional Chapter and resides in Plainview, New York, with his wife, Carly, and two children.
A partner at Statewide Public Affairs with more than 25 years of experience in government affairs, communications, and public policy, Jim Quent brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board. His career spans the mechanics of New York City, New York State, and local governments. He represents both non-profit and private sector clients, including Coalition for the Homeless, the Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot and the NYC Special Riggers Association, and helps them navigate state and local government legislative, regulatory and budgetary processes.
Recognized as one of New York’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” early in his career, and a City & State 2022 "Age Disrupter," Jim has managed campaigns, served as Deputy Chief of Staff to a New York state Assembly Speaker, Deputy Press Secretary for two State Comptrollers and directed statewide field operations for a New York state gubernatorial campaign.
A passionate supporter of civic engagement, Jim volunteers with multiple organizations, including the Red Cross Disaster Action Team and the Suffolk County Medical Response Corps. Jim graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and also attended La Universidad de Oviedo in Spain. Born and raised in Queens, he now resides in Copiague, Long Island, with his puppy, QoQo.
Jennifer Solomon, an accomplished public relations professional, brings a plethora of experience in government and community relations, non-profits, and media/ social media communications and strategy.
Under her S Corp, JSolo, Inc., Jennifer has recently or currently represented notable organizations such as the American Lung Association, City & State, Inc., Long Island Association, Newark Venture Partners, Long Island University, Edgewise Energy, The Nature Conservancy, Temple Emanu-El (in New York City), the Right Track for Long Island Coalition, the Workforce Development Institute, and various small businesses and non-profits.
Prior to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Jennifer served as an associate vice president at Rubenstein Associates in the firm’s New York City practice. Her extensive work involved interfacing with clients, counseling on internal communications and policy matters, media strategy (both traditional and social), and event coordination. Notable clients included NYC & Company, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, UJA-Federation, The Times Square Alliance, and the High Line.
Jennifer's career began as a staff assistant to Congressman Steve Israel, where she rose through the ranks to district director, deputy director of communications, and campaign manager. A magna cum laude graduate from SUNY Binghamton with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
About the American Red Cross Long Island Chapter
The American Red Cross Long Island Chapter serves more than 2.8 million residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties and Shelter Island in New York. 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/longisland.