LOS ANGELES--()--Jeffrey B. Sakaguchi, a community volunteer with more than 30 years in business and executive management, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.
“Since joining the Board of Directors four years ago, I have been amazed by, and proud of, the comfort, care and compassion the Red Cross provides on a daily basis to a wide spectrum of people in our community”
Most recently, Sakaguchi was President and Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc., an early-stage technology company developing robotic vision and object recognition software for the retail industry. Prior to that, Sakaguchi was a senior partner with Accenture, a leading global management and information technology consulting firm, and a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, a renowned strategy consulting firm.
Sakaguchi earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Sakaguchi was Commissioner of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2004-2007 and is an educational counselor for MIT.
“Since joining the Board of Directors four years ago, I have been amazed by, and proud of, the comfort, care and compassion the Red Cross provides on a daily basis to a wide spectrum of people in our community,” Sakaguchi said. “In addition to sheltering and feeding thousands of people during major disasters, like last year’s wildfires, the Red Cross assists people every day who are displaced by house fires.”
Sakaguchi said the Red Cross will continue to focus much of its attention on preparing the people of Los Angeles for a catastrophic event, such as a major earthquake.
About the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.RedCrossLA.org.