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Western and Central New York Region Names Colleen McCabe Chief Operating Officer

McCabe has been Executive Director of the Southern Tier Chapter since 2015

SYRACUSE, NY, Friday, August 16, 2019—The American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Colleen McCabe has been named the Chief Operating Officer for the Western and Central New York Region. McCabe has been with the Red Cross since 2012, serving as Executive Director of the Southern Tier Chapter, based in Endicott, NY, for four years. She will start her new position by the end of August.

“Colleen’s leadership has helped make the Red Cross a vital part of the Southern Tier community, and our regional team already knows and trusts her,” said Alan H. Turner II, American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Regional CEO. “I am looking forward to working with Colleen in this new role as we continue to make Western and Central New York a premier region.”
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to take this regional leadership role,” McCabe said. “The work our staff and volunteers do across the region, and across the country, is amazing. I’m excited to help lead such an incredible team to even greater success.”

McCabe served as a Broome County Legislator from 2013-2014. She is a 2008 graduate of SUNY Cortland, and holds an MPA from Binghamton University.

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