Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

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Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is an American businesswoman who is the first female Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.[1] She is currently serving her second three-year term, the first of which began in June, 2004, when she was appointed to the post by U.S. President George W. Bush. She is the founder and CEO of Pace Communications, a publishing company, and was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland[2] from 2001 - 2003. She also served as the finance chairwoman of Elizabeth Dole's campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. President.[3]

Personal and Family Information[edit]

She resides in Greensboro, NC and Washington, D.C. She is married and has one child named Bynum and has a niece named Pendleton, a niece, Madeline, and a nephew, John Thomas. Her mother is an inspirational speaker named Madeline[citation needed].


  1. ^ "Red Cross Leadership at Issue". The Washington Post. December 30, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Envoy says women's success can lead to peace". CNN. October 5, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Aura of Invincibility Shrinks Gifts to Bush Rivals". The New York Times. August 1, 1999. Retrieved January 9, 2011.