David Conley, originally of Carey, is director of American Red Cross of Fostoria and Seneca County.
After serving 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Conley started a new career Oct. 1 as director of the local Red Cross offices.
One of Conley's goals is to add members to the local disaster assistance team. These volunteers would be trained to respond to local disasters and meet with families affected by a fire or other disaster. DAT volunteers determine what people need to get back on their feet and help them obtain those items and services.