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American Red Cross of Central New York names Didio chairman

By Eric Reinhardt


Christopher Didio
Christopher Didio

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The American Red Cross of Central New York announced it has named Christopher Didio of Syracuse the new chairman of its board of directors.

He succeeds Terrance Madden as board chair. Madden, senior VP at Syracuse–based engineering firm OBG, remains on the board, the Red Cross said in a news release.

Didio is an audit partner at Syracuse–based CPA firm Dannible & McKee, LLP, which also has offices in Binghamton and Schenectady.

He has more than 30 years of experience overseeing audit and accounting services for privately held companies. Didio specializes in accounting and finance for manufacturing, health care and digital-publishing industries, along with nonprofit organizations and insurance agencies. Didio, a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE), is also in charge of providing forensic accounting and fraud detection and prevention services.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve the American Red Cross,” Didio said in the release. “They continue to make a significant difference helping and supporting individuals in need during their time of crisis in our community and all communities across our country.”

About the Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support for victims of disasters. It supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families.

In the past year, the Central New York chapter says it responded to 166 local disaster incidents, providing immediate emergency assistance for 256 families; made 502 homes safer through the installation of 1,410 free smoke alarms as part of the home-fire campaign; trained 12,149 people in first aid, CPR and water safety skills; provided 883 case services to military members, veterans and their families; and collected 36,100 blood donations from volunteer donors, per its release.

Nearly 600 volunteers help the Red Cross in the Central New York area serving communities in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

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Photo credit: Dannible & McKee, LLP

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