To get out from under a court order, which was amended inthe ARC had to demonstrate five years of sustained compliance with federal Food and Drug Administration FDA regulations, which occurred at the end of October. District Court for the District of Columbia on Dec. Blood operations have been strengthened and improved through the feedback and guidance of the FDA, which was the goal of the consent decree, according to Kathy Waldman, senior vice president of Red Cross Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
Elcano, general counsel, as interim president and CEO. The board of governors, convened in an emergency conference call, asked for and today received the resignation of Mark W. It was effective immediately.
A senior executive at the ARC brought the relationship to the attention of the board 10 days ago, said DeFrancis. The female subordinate will remain with the organization, said DeFrancis. She said there was an executive board call and then a full board conference call during which Everson resigned.
Everson had been seen as a stabilizing force for the organization. A respected figure who has run a multi-billion dollar organization at the IRS, he was viewed as a long-term solution for the revolving door at the ARC. A woman answering the telephone at Greensboro, N. The rumors of his replacement are already humming.
One name is that of Frances Fragos Townsend, who recently stepped down as an advisor at the federal Department of Homeland Security and who was talked about as a possible CEO before Everson. There is speculation that the Red Cross is interested in the year-old, who began her career as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, to succeed Everson.
Townsend had been homeland security advisor since May and deputy national security advisor before that. Everson was appointed president and CEO in the spring, officially taking the position May 29, after several years as IRS commissioner.
The length of his contract with the Red Cross was not made public at the time of his appointment. Everson took over as the Red Cross had begun to undertake major governance reforms following criticism of its response to the Gulf Coast hurricanes in and the Sept.
Bush signed into law major governance reforms for the disaster relief agency. The most significant reforms included reducing the board from 50 members to between 12 and 25 members by and 12 to 20 members by while also creating a Red Cross Cabinet Advisory Council.
The board called for the establishment of an Office of the Ombudsman to provide annual reports to Congress. Food and Drug Administration FDA for failure to comply with regulations as to the collection of blood products.
Preceding the most recent interim president, Jack McGuire, who held the seat prior to Everson, are Gene Dyson, who substituted for president Elizabeth Dole during her month hiatus from October, to early ; Steve Bullock, interim for seven months when Dole stepped down in January,; and Harold Decker, who took the reins following the controversial October, resignation of Dr.
McGuire was appointed following the Dec. Some of the most effective fine-tuning at the ARC during the past decade has been accomplished by interim leaders. Decker revamped the image of an organization that was tarnished in the eyes of the media, the public and Congress.
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