W. Howie Walz
Mid-America Division Vice President
W. Howie Walz joined the American Red Cross in 2002 after a successful 20-year career leading non-Red Cross blood and biological organizations. He held the position of chief executive officer of the Red Cross Lewis and Clark Blood Services Region for three years prior to becoming the vice president of the Mid-America Blood Services Division in 2005. As vice president, Walz is responsible for management and oversight of the Divisions’ eight Red Cross Blood Services Regions, which span the central United States from Texas to Minnesota. The Division collects more than 1 million red cell and 200,000 platelet donations annually, and serves more than 500 hospitals and transfusion centers.
Stephen A. Nagle
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen A. Nagle began his career with the American Red Cross in October 2004 after serving for more than 20 years as a healthcare management executive. He began his Red Cross career as the Chief Administrative Officer for the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. He was then named Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Southwest Blood Services Region in December 2008. As CEO, Nagle’s top priority is the integration of a highly strategic and energetic business plan, which has enabled the Southwest Region to successfully fulfill the Red Cross lifesaving mission of providing blood where and when it is needed.
David C. Mair, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Mair provides medical and scientific oversight to the Reference and Neutrophil Laboratories in the North Central Region and serves as an assistant medical director of the transfusion service and the therapeutic apheresis departments at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Veteran’s Hospital. Dr. Mair is a published transfusion-medicine expert and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Immunohematology, Journal of Clinical Apheresis, Transfusion, and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine publications.