Angela Broome, American Red Cross
Angela Broome knew it would be a challenge to switch careers from the banking world to the nonprofit arena. She knew her new job as chief executive of the American Red Cross’ Carolina Piedmont Region wouldn’t be easy. But it was made even more difficult because she was taking the helm of an organization that had just gone through a consolidation and reorganization. On top of that, she faced a major challenge her first day on the job: the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.