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ROBIN ERICKSON
Director of Communications

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004
R I Red Cross names new CEO -- New Board of Directors Executive Board also announced

The American Red Cross of Rhode Island has named Daniel S. Samborn as its Chief Executive Officer.  Samborn, who comes to RI from the Red Cross in Charlotte, NC, began his position on September 7th.  He has an extensive history with the American Red Cross and in the field of financial development.

Samborn worked 10 years as a Fire Department Captain in charge of training at the Jetport in Ft. Myers, FL where he earned a degree in Fire Administration.  He then moved on to the Red Cross in Ft. Myers, FL as the Asst. Executive Director in charge of programs and development.  After serving three years in Ft. Myers, Samborn moved on to the Red Cross in Tampa, FL as the Director of Development and Health and Safety programs.  After serving seven years in Tampa, he moved on to the Red Cross in Jacksonville, FL where he served as Director of Financial Development/Marketing and Communications.  After two years in Jacksonville, Samborn moved on to the Red Cross in Charlotte, NC where he served as Director of Development/Marketing and Communications where he served for seven years.  Among his biggest accomplishments in his Red Cross career, he had the opportunity to coordinate the Red Cross National Convention in 2001 in Charlotte, NC.  He also earned the national fundraiser of the year award in 2000.

At the RI Red Cross' annual meeting last week, the Board of Directors announced their new Executive Board. Charles Normand, Esq., of Normand Law, Ltd., will continue as Chairman of the Board, with Peter Koch, CEO of Koch Eye Associates, as Vice-Chair. John Ayers, CFM, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, continues his term as Treasurer while Terry Schwennesen, Assistant General Counsel with National Grid USA, serves as Secretary of the Board.

The Red Cross of Rhode Island typically spends $1,000 per family of four that it assists. All Red Cross assistance is free , thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on private donations to provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in crisis.

Visit www.riredcross.org for more information and to find out how you can help.

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