New Red Cross director chosen for Whatcom area

The local chapter of the American Red Cross has selected Karen Miller as its new director, replacing Stacy Rice, who resigned in December.

Miller most recently served two years as vice president of member services at the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Before that she was the marketing and branding manager at The Markets LLC for two years and the loyalty marketing manager for Haggen for 12 years, managing promotions, events and programs for all company stores.

Miller has a bachelor of arts in sociology with a minor in economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla.

The newly renamed Northwest Washington chapter serves Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. Some online materials still refer to the prior name for the Bellingham-area chapter, Mt. Baker, but those are being updated, according to the Red Cross.

To learn more about the chapter, or donate or volunteer, go to redcross.org/wa/bellingham.