San Diego, July 12, 2011 – The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Cross Headquarters located at 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego.  Tom Gehring, CEO & Executive Director of the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) and the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Red Cross will thank exiting board members and welcome new members joining for the coming fiscal year. The public is invited and welcome to attend.


“I would like to thank the current and incoming board members of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross as we work to accomplish our vision – to become the most trusted community service organization in San Diego in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies.” says Gehring.

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter 2011 – 2012 Board of Directors


Tom Gehring  – Chairman

CEO & Executive Director

San Diego County Medical Society


Andy Fichthorn

Former General Manager


Stan Hartman

1st Vice President

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Bill Trumpfheller – Vice Chair


Nuffer, Smith, Tucker


RDML William French,

Commander, Navy Region Southwest

Col. Rick Huenefeld USMC (ret)

Community Planning & Liaison Officer

Marine Corps Recruitment Depot

Jaime Barton

Senior Business Agent

Cement Masons Local 500/Area 744

San Diego, CA


Col Jim Guerin, USMC (Ret)

Regional Family Emergency Response Coordinator

Fleet, Family and Child Programs

Joanna Y. Tsai



Gene Brister


KXO Radio


Randy C. Frisch

President and Publisher

San Diego Business Journal

Ken Wheatley

Senior Vice President

Sony Electronics, Inc.

Mary Ruth Carleton

Vice President and CEO

Campanile Foundation at SDSU

David Geier

Vice President, Electric Transmission & Distribution

SDG&E/Sempra Utilities


Raymond Loera

Imperial County Sheriff

Aimee Faucett

Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Policy

Mayor Jerry Sanders

Laura J. Hart

Vice President, Business Operations

Qualcomm Incorporated



About the American Red Cross, San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit Please also connect with us on Facebook and YouTube.


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