The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter today announced that William “Bill” Earley has been named Regional Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
“We truly believe Bill Earley is the right choice to help further the Red Cross’ humanitarian mission in the San Diego and Imperial communities,” said Bill Trumpfheller, current chairman of the board of directors for the Red Cross and president of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, Inc.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Earley spent over 24 years at McKenna Long & Aldridge (formerly Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps) holding various titles, including partner. He also established his own law and management consulting firm, The Earley Group, while pursuing other local projects. Earley’s varied background and interests include experience as a sportscaster on television, radio and internet, political aide and legal extern (U.S. Senate), athlete (basketball player in Germany and three-time Ironman triathlete), business person (served on former firm’s executive committee, small business owner and Chamber Board member), and community advocate.
“Bill Earley is a remarkable leader who knows and loves the community. His passion will elevate and enable the organization to continue to do what it does best,” said Stan Hartman, who will take over as chairman of the board on July 1, 2014.
A San Diego native and graduate of San Diego State University, Earley is committed to community service, as showcased by his U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Award. His past and present involvement in the community includes The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, SDSU Alumni and Campanile Foundation, San Diego Rotary (Club 33), San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and LEAD San Diego. Earley, his wife Ginger and daughter reside in San Diego.
“I’m humbled to join the dedicated staff and volunteers at the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the Red Cross,” said Earley. “It’s an honor to join one of the most trusted community service organizations in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies.”
Earley fills the vacant position beginning on July 14, 2014.