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New Red Cross President Reports for Duty
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Red Cross
June 25, 2008

Earlier this week, the American Red Cross welcomed Gail J. McGovern as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross
Gail McGovern's message to her staff as she begins Red Cross career

Gail comes to the Red Cross from Harvard Business School where, as a member of the faculty, she taught marketing in the MBA and Executive programs. She has also served as president of Fidelity Personal Investments where she was responsible for serving 4 million customers with $500 billion in assets. She also held the post of Executive Vice President for the AT&T Consumer Markets Division, responsible for its $26 billion residential long distance service.

Recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the most powerful and influential women in corporate America, Gail co-chaired a very successful fundraising campaign for her alma mater, John Hopkins University, that exceeded its $2 billion goal. She holds an MBA from Columbia University, and received alumna of the year awards from both universities.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University, the Board of Directors of the Hartford Financial Services Group and the Board of Directors of DTE Energy.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.

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