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Local American Red Cross Appoints New Chief Executive

Bill Earley will be its next chief executive at the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter.

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross announced today that labor lawyer and civic booster Bill Earley will be its next chief executive.

Earley will succeed former City Councilman Tony Young, who stepped down in March after a little more than a year in the position.

"I'm humbled to join the dedicated staff and volunteers at the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the Red Cross," Earley said. "It's an honor to join one of the most trusted community service organizations in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies."

Earley spent 24 years with the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, where he made partner. He has also served in leadership roles with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the SDSU Alumni Association, among others.

The San Diego State University alumnus was the Internet broadcast voice for the women's basketball team for several years.

Earley will begin his new job on July 14.

—City News Service

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