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Chris Froman Honored by Cincinnati Red Cross with Clara Barton Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes Dedication, Service and Outstanding Leadership

Hebron, KY, June 26, 2017 – Pomeroy, a global leader in managed IT infrastructure services, announced today that Chris Froman, President and CEO, will receive the Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership at the 112th Annual Meeting of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross, to be held on June 28.

The Clara Barton Honor Award is the highest award the chapter presents, bestowing it to a volunteer who has provided outstanding leadership to the Red Cross. The award is named after Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross in 1881.  Froman was Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross from 2014 to 2016.

“Chris is a true leader who has been involved with the Red Cross at a high level for many years,” says Trish Smitson, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter. “His calm demeanor and steady leadership guided us through a challenging time and positioned us to succeed now and in the future. To honor him with the Clara Barton Award is truly deserved.”

“It has been my very great honor to serve as Board Chair for the Cincinnati area chapter of the American Red Cross and I am humbled by this award”, said Chris Froman. “I’m proud to have played a part in the extraordinary work of CEO Trish Smitson, the Board, the Red Cross staff, and our volunteers—work which has made such a significant difference in the lives of the citizens of the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton region.” 

The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross serves 36 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. 

In addition to his role on the Board of the Red Cross, Froman has also been a major contributor to the success of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, including serving on its Executive Committee. Froman is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee.

About Pomeroy
Pomeroy provides high quality IT infrastructure services from its locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Pomeroy's portfolio of infrastructure managed services includes: Workplace Services, Network Services, Data Center Services and Cloud Services. Pomeroy also provides staffing services and the full range of procurement & logistics services.  Consistently recognized as one of the Top 50 Solution Providers in North America, Pomeroy employs its Optimized Infrastructure Framework(SM), a process-centric approach to working with clients (either remotely or on premise), to assess, plan, design, build, test, implement, manage and ultimately optimize each client's IT infrastructure, leading to the creation of tangible business value and return on their IT investments.

About the American Red Cross
The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross has taught lifesaving skills, and provided disaster prevention, relief and recovery services to the Tri-State since 1905. It is a proud fundraising partner with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at @CincyRedCross or on Facebook at

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