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American Red Cross Elects Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. as New Member to National Board of Governors

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American Red Cross Elects Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. as New Member to National Board of Governors

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has elected to its National Board of Governors Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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The Red Cross is led by a Board of Governors with all of the powers of governing and directing, as well as overseeing the management of the business and affairs of the organization. At the Annual Meeting of the Red Cross held on July 19, 2018, delegates from local Red Cross units elected Taylor to a three-year term.

"We are truly privileged to welcome Johnny Taylor, with his strong record of leadership, to the Red Cross Board of Governors," said Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. "Johnny's impressive knowledge of business and human resources, as well as his deep commitment to service, will be a welcome resource to this organization, which depends on approximately 20,000 employees and 300,000 volunteers to carry out our humanitarian mission."

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. Mr. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Previously, he held positions at IAC/Interactive Corp, McGuireWoods LLC, Compass Group USA, Viacom's Paramount Pictures Live Entertainment Group and Blockbuster Entertainment Group. President Trump appointed Mr. Taylor Chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of Gallup and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami. He also serves as an adviser to Safe Streets & Second Chances.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. 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, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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SOURCE American Red Cross

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