Gail J. McGovern

Gail J. McGovern
President and CEO, American Red Cross

Last Updated: 04/23/2018

Executive Summary

McGovern in 2008 was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States.  
Under her direction, the Red Cross is said to have become more effective in fulfilling its mission and is b

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • McGovern currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Donald E. "Don" McGovern, and daughter.
  • McGovern participated in commencement at Johns Hopkins University back on May 24, 1974. She was one of just 68 wo

Current Focus

  • Organization Snapshot: The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S. affiliate of the I

Biographical Highlights

  • Born on January 12, 1952
  • She attended Boston University in 1970 but transferred after her freshman year.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins University   
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Boston Children’s Hospital

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