INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has appointed Alison Gammon, as the Interim Executive Director for the West Central Chapter, effective July 18, 2016. Gammon will assume responsibility for leading several key areas within the West Central Chapter, including; community presence, the oversight of local United Way agencies, donor and volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management and the management of local Board of Directors.
“With Alison’s widespread non-profit background, as well as her knowledge of the Red Cross, she will be a great asset in this new role,” said Chad Priest, Regional CEO for the Indiana Region for the American Red Cross. “We are fortunate to have Alison taking the helm during the transition and search and we are confident that she will provide excellent leadership for our volunteers, donors and staff.”
Gammon joined the Indiana Region Red Cross team in 2015 as a Grants Specialist, and oversees all United Way and federated partnerships in Indiana. Gammon holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Missouri. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Gammon worked in nonprofit marketing and development for various nonprofit organizations and completed two terms of AmeriCorps service.
As one of the inaugural members of FEMACorps, Alison has served in multiple federally declared disasters, including Hurricane Sandy.
The Indiana Region serves 87 Indiana counties consisting of 10 Homeland Security Disaster Districts and six Red Cross chapters: Central Indiana (Indianapolis headquarters), Northern Indiana (South Bend headquarters), Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne headquarters), Northwest (Merrillville headquarters), Southern Indiana (Evansville headquarters) and West Central Indiana (Terre Haute headquarters). For more information on the Indiana Region: www.redcross.org/local/in. Follow the Indiana Region at https://www.facebook.com/INRedCross and @INRedCross on Twitter.
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 or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.