September 17, 2008
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter Names New CEO
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence W. Casey of Palm Beach Gardens as the chapter's new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2008. Casey will oversee operations in the four counties within the chapter's jurisdiction, including Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and Palm Beach.
"We are pleased to have someone on board who has a long history of public service," said Michael A. Lampert, Chapter Chairman. "Lawrence knows Palm Beach County and the region very well and understands our needs in South Florida."
Other achievements include Casey's experience as Chief of Staff to two members of Congress and his tenure as director of Congressman Clay Shaw's Palm Beach County District Office of Florida's 22nd Congressional District. He also acted in non-official capacities for public officials and was tasked with finding and keeping thousands of volunteers. He oversaw multi-million dollars of fund raising efforts, leveraged resources, and kept balanced budgets.
"It is the singular honor of my career to put my experience and passion for public service to work and lead the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, serving my friends and neighbors in my home community," Casey noted. "My goals are simple and clear: lead the best team of professionals and volunteers to protect and serve the people of the region; raise the funds necessary to meet our needs and goals; build a state of the art headquarters and emergency operations center; and to make our Red Cross chapter the standard of excellence as the best chapter in the nation."
American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter
CONTACT: Jackie Guzman, +1-561-998-1995, [email protected]
Web site: http://www.redcross-pbc.org/