Cincinnati Chapter Board Member Ralph Lee Appointed to Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council

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Ralph Lee, a member of the Cincinnati Red Cross Board of Directors and chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, has been appointed to the National Diversity Advisory Council of the American Red Cross.

Each quarter, the National Diversity Advisory Council gathers at the Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to advise the Board of Governors, the President and CEO, and the Chief Diversity Officer of the American Red Cross on relevant strategic issues brought before the Council related to diversity and inclusiveness, and to foster exemplary diversity initiatives and partnerships at the Red Cross.

The Council is appointed by the Governance and Board Development Committee of the Board of Governors.

“Ralph has been a wonderful and very active Board member,” says Trish Smitson, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region. “As Chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, he has made us a leader among all Red Cross chapters in the area of diversity and inclusion. To have him appointed to the National Advisory Council is not only a worthy appointment, but one that will make the Red Cross nationally a better and stronger organization.”

Lee, who joined the Cincinnati Red Cross Board in 2014, is Vice President of Human Resources at Total Quality Logistics (TQL), the second largest freight brokerage firm in the United States. Prior to joining TQL, he was Senior Director for Human Resources at Cintas Corp., and Vice President of Human Resources and Vice President of In-Flight Services for Comair.

Lee has received numerous awards and recognitions during his career, including being honored by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati in 2015 for “Communicating Our Message” for his leadership as the Eastern Area Campaign Chair, as well as for his participation in the Ross Love Memorial Scholarship program for African American college students.

Lee earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Xavier University, where he was also a Hall of Fame member of its basketball team.


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