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Local Red Cross gets New blood at top

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Amy Canterbury. Source: American Red Cross Amy Canterbury. Source: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Evansville-Wabash Valley Region has announced that Amy Canterbury has been chosen as the new Regional CEO beginning in January.

Canterbury is a well-known and highly respected leader in our community and most recently served as the S. V. P., Director of Corporate Cash Management at Old National Bank.

According to a news release, with Canterbury's leadership, the Red Cross will continue its mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

"I am truly honored to have been chosen for this position.

I am passionate about the commitment of the American Red Cross to serve those in their most desperate time of need," said Amy Canterbury.

Canterbury brings to the organization a strong connection to the 33 counties currently served by the Evansville-Wabash Valley Region of the American Red Cross, leadership expertise in service delivery and the development of corporate relationships, a history of highly-successful philanthropical endeavors for numerous non-profit organizations, and perhaps most importantly, a drive to serve her community.

"Amy has both a leader's mind and a servant's heart, a combination we expect to enrich our already-strong region.

On behalf of the entire Board, I am honored to welcome her to this important leadership position with the American Red Cross," said Max Fiester, Board Chairman.

Among Canterbury's honors are being a finalist for the Athena award in 2011, being a mentor for the Old National Bank Emerging Leader Program in 2009 and 2011, the ANEW Woman of Action award in 2010, and the Old National Bank Volunteer of the Year award in 2002.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.

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