National Red Cross CEO Lands In Stumptown Tomorrow

Advance warning: We will likely not be blogging much tomorrow. This doesn’t mean that we love you any less, it just means that we love Gail McGovern more!

Who, you might ask, is Gail?

Well, as you know from Robin’s infamous meeting, Gail is our new national CEO for the American Red Cross. She just started her job on June 23 and we’re thrilled to get her out here to Portland within her first six weeks on the job.

And Gail’s not the only one landing at PDX tomorrow. We’re also getting the executive directors and board chairs from the largest Red Cross chapters in the country, all here for the Metro Managers Meeting (Mcubed, as I’m now going to call it).

As you can imagine, we’ve had a ton to do to get ready for this event/visit. We’ve scrubbed the floors, vacuumed the carpets and even taken down the Red Cross Racing banners. Gail and the other VIPs will see a bright and shiny headquarters…even though it still looks like a military bunker from the outside.

So bear with us. I promise we’ll return with tons of photos, some good stories and maybe even some juicy Red Cross gossip. Or maybe we’ll keep that all to ourselves…


  • OK – Who took Greg Biffle? – I have been greeting him personally (ok the life size card board cut out) since I started here – Ok I have never been a NASCAR fan, but I am now especially with my PDX Winners Circle team on the site – The water bureau has nothing on us – c’mon Greg’s a local boy and he gives blood – try to drink water without a blood supply?????? Back to the subject – lucky us to have to have a personal visit from Gail – p.s. where are the pics from the pic – nic 🙂

  • I wanted to keep this all to myself, but it must be shared…

    I have kidnapped Greg Biffle [‘s lifesize cardboard cutout] and am holding him hostage ’til we win the Blog-Off! NASCAR fans, you had better vote if you want to see your beloved racer again!

    Picnic photos are coming. And if I have my way, Robin will include my favorite photo from last year’s event.

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