Weil Partner Named NY American Red Cross Chair

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 00:00

The American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) announced today that Ira M. Millstein has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Red Cross in Greater New York effective July 1, 2008.Ira Millstein is a senior partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and had served as chairman of ARC/ GNY's Chairman's Council.

In addition to practicing in the areas of government regulation and antitrust law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Mr. Millstein has counseled numerous boards on issues of corporate governance.He provided significant guidance to Bonnie McElveen Hunter, the chair of the Board of Governor of the American Red Cross, who led the initiative to streamline its governance.

Mr. Millstein, among service with many other affiliations, is a member of the board of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center and serves as pro bono counsel to the Board of Directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency overseeing the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.