Red Cross Resignation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The head of the American Red Cross is stepping down, because she's not seeing eye-to-eye with the charity's board of governors.

Red Cross President Marsha Evans will leave that post at the end of this month.

She oversaw the agency's response to Hurricane Katrina, which has come in for some criticism. In September, Evans acknowledged that the organization's response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had been uneven. She said the damage from the storms was worse than the
agency's worst-case scenarios.

But a Red Cross spokesman says the board isn't unhappy with the way Evans handled the hurricanes. Instead, he says, the concerns are about her "management approach."

As the Red Cross looks for a new president, its interim president and C-E-O will be Jack McGuire. He's been in charge of the agency's Biomedical Services.


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