Town Hall Los Angeles
The American Red Cross: A Learning Organization

Gail McGovern

President and CEO, American Red Cross

February 12, 2019 12:00 PM    Lunch

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The American Red Cross is our nation’s leading emergency response and blood services organization. In her decade of service as President & CEO, Gail McGovern has helped the Red Cross achieve financial stability and instituted a number of transformative initiatives. Join us on Tuesday, February 12, as McGovern gives an overview of the 138-year old American institution – with a special focus on recent disaster response efforts – and talks about how the Red Cross has embraced innovation and change to become a 21st century humanitarian response organization.

Gail McGovern joined the American Red Cross as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008, and has taken a strong leadership role at the nation’s leading emergency response and blood services organization.

Under her direction, the Red Cross has become more effective in fulfilling its mission and is better prepared to face current and future challenges. Her transformational initiatives have led to improved financial stability and have expanded the reach of lifesaving Red Cross services. During her tenure, McGovern has overseen the American Red Cross response to multiple high-profile disasters across the country and around the world, including the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017, as well as the multitude of tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, home fires and other local disasters that affect our country each year.

PARKING:
$8 underground valet parking with 3-hour validation.

ATTIRE:
Business casual is acceptable. No jeans nor tennis shoes.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, February 8. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Friday, February 8 in order to receive a refund.

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