Sean P. McLaughlin Joins Red Cross as Chief of Operations Support
This week, American Red Cross President and CEO, Mark W. Everson, welcomed Sean P. McLaughlin to the organization as Chief of Operations Support.
In this role, Sean will develop and guide the essential support groups of Human Resources and Diversity, Finance and Information Technology to ensure optimal integration of Red Cross support functions with each of its lines of business.
“The Red Cross will benefit from Sean’s diverse career background and his proven ability to provide fresh perspectives and to identify quick technology improvements to complicated systems,” said Everson. “As the Red Cross works to become more efficient in its daily operations, Sean’s skills will be a valuable asset to our organization.”
McLaughlin is a technology entrepreneur who founded the Eze Castle family of companies, an industry-recognized leader in the areas of order management, portfolio construction and investment compliance tools.
He is the winner of numerous awards, including “Boston Business Journal’s 2004, 40 under 40,” representing Boston’s next generation of business leaders and innovators. McLaughlin was also named a winner in the Ernst and Young Software Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and became the first White House Fellow to work for the IRS in 2005.
McLaughlin, who earned his Computer Science degree from Harvard University before working on Wall Street, also operates an apple orchard in Massachusetts with his family, which educates the public about agricultural issues.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
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