Friday, January 23, 2015

American Red Cross Tennessee Region Announces New Hires

The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce recent additions to their staff.

Faye Anderson joins the Tennessee River Chapter as Executive Director, where she will oversee volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management and management of the local Board of Directors.  Previously, Faye was the Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Mid-West Chapter in Hopkinsville/Madisonville, Kentucky and was responsible for a seven county area working closely with local government and other non-profit agencies to raise community awareness.

Sarah Basel has joined the leadership team as Regional Director of Communications, where she will manage public affairs for the both the Nashville Area Chapter and the Tennessee Region. Sarah has direct communications/public relations experience and leadership experience in communications firms both in Nashville and Chattanooga and has had active roles in building community partners for the last four years.
Other new positions include Grants/Foundation Specialist and Development Specialist.  The Grants/Foundation Specialist position has been filled by Flint Clouse, who will serve both Louisiana and Tennessee in the position.  From prospect research to final reports, Flint will partner with the Red Cross team to match funding opportunities to organizational strategies and to enhance donor relationships.  The Development Specialist position has been filled by Jennifer Drewniany, who previously worked at the Adventure Science Center as the Philanthropy Coordinator and prior to that as the Resource Development Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton, in Massachusetts. 

“We are thrilled to have these amazing new team members join our organization,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO.  “We feel confident they will add significant value and experience to our organization. We are lucky that they have joined us in serving the great Tennessee Region!”

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