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American Red Cross announces new chapter CEO

By ThisIsReno


The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to  announce the selection of Clara Andriola as their new chief executive  officer effective Sept. 4.

“After a thorough search process, we are delighted to announce to our community Clara will be joining our team,” said Bram Buckley, search committee chair. “We had multiple qualified candidates, and are enthusiastic about working with her, continuing to build on the good work in our chapter.”

Andriola was formerly the president/chief executive officer of the Associated Builders and Contractors and had been there for nine years.

“I very much enjoyed my time with ABC, the Board of Directors and Trustees, and the people with which I interacted to effect change within that organization,” says Andriola. “I just felt it was time to make a change and am extremely excited about the opportunity with the Red Cross.”

The former CEO, Caroline Punches, retired on June 29 after eight and a half years with the Northern Nevada Red Cross Chapter.

The Northern Nevada American Red Cross Chapter covers approximately 87,000 square miles and a population of more than 670,000 people. It provides disaster relief assistance to individuals and families, training courses in first aid, CPR, swimming and other areas and provides multiple services to the Armed Forces, including family member communications for deployed service men and women. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information about becoming a volunteer, health and safety classes, or making a donation, call 775-856-1000 or visit its website at www.nevada.redcross.org.

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