The Triangle Region of the American Red Cross announced the addition of Phillip Harris, effective today, as the new Community Executive for the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Phillip is local to Fayetteville, having lived most of his life in the area. A graduate of Terry Sanford High School and Wake Forest University, he returned to Fayetteville after college to build a successful banking career. Phillip’s grandfather served as the Red Cross Chapter Chairman in Fayetteville in the1940s, creating a bond between the Red Cross and Phillip’s family.
Having served on several non-profit boards, Phillip embodies the leadership and visionary qualities we value in our community executives. He comes to us with nearly 30 years’ experience in the commercial banking to match his passion for helping others. While with Fidelity Bank, Phillip received awards and accolades for leadership and outstanding performance.
Phillip has served on the Boards of the Downtown Development Corporation, the Southeastern Speech and Hearing Center, and helped to lead the funding efforts for Cape Fear Botanical Gardens – a multi-million dollar project resulting in a 77 acre botanical garden with a river walk, butterfly walk children’s gardens, and many more attractions.
“We are thrilled and honored to have Phillip join our Red Cross family. We feel confident that his professional experience, his track record for excellence, his long history of volunteer service, and his strong ties to Fayetteville and the American Red Cross show that he will make a strong, positive impact on our chapter and on our community,” said Susan Mills, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Highlands Chapter.
The Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross helps hundreds of people recover from disaster each year. In addition, the chapter plays an important role is supporting Red Cross services for the military families stationed on Ft. Bragg. The role of the Community Executive at this chapter is vital to services provided by the Red Cross.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/highlands, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TACRedCross.
The Triangle Area Chapter, located in Raleigh, is the central office for the Triangle Region and covers Wake, Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee and Warren Counties. The Highlands Chapter, based in Fayetteville, serves Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, and Sampson counties. The Central North Carolina Chapter, based in Durham, covers Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance Counties. The Scotland County Chapter, located in Laurinburg, includes a Robeson County Branch, and the Moore County Chapter, located in Southern Pines, includes a Richmond County Branch.