Red Cross-President

By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email
By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email

April 18

NEW YORK (AP) _ The country's top tax collector has been named
the new president of the American Red Cross.

Mark Everson, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service,
comes to the post as the charity restructures itself after intense
criticism over its response to Hurricane Katrina.

Jack McGuire has been interim president since December 2005,
when Marsha Evans resigned because of friction with the charity's
board of governors. Her resignation coincided with congressional
hearings critical of the Red Cross' uneven performance in
responding to Katrina.

Everson, who will take the Red Cross post on May 29Th, has
served as I-R-S commissioner since May 2003.

Before that, he was a vice president of S-C International, a two
billion dollar food services company.

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