Martin Marietta CEO to head Red Cross board of governors


WASHINGTON -- President Bush has appointed Norman R. Augustine, chairman and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Corp. and a trustee of the Johns Hopkins University, as chairman of the board of governors of the American National Red Cross on Friday.

Mr. Augustine will serve a three-year term.

Mr. Augustine takes the reins at a time when the Red Cross is undertaking significant new programs under the leadership of its president, Elizabeth H. Dole.

The organization has identified as top priorities the revitalization of disaster services, the reorganization of blood services and the decentralization of its field service system.

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