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North Florida Red Cross Appoints New Regional CEO

JACKSONVILLE, FL, July 21, 2016 – The North Florida Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce Victoria Raleigh as their new Regional Chief Executive Officer (RCEO).

“Victoria is the perfect choice to lead the region,” says North Florida Region Board Chair Maurice Rudolph. “She brings a combination of strong leadership skills and Red Cross experience.”

Raleigh has been involved with the Red Cross since 2002, starting as a blood services volunteer in Tulsa, Oklahoma and later serving as a Chapter Executive Director in North Carolina. Most recently Victoria has served as the Southeast and Caribbean Division Service to the Armed Forces Director. 

“I’m honored and humbled to accept this position and look forward to serving the needs of our community,” says Raleigh. “Overall, I most look forward to engaging with our community leaders and working with our volunteers and staff across North Florida to help make a difference in the lives of those we serve.”

Prior to joining the Red Cross, Victoria worked as a Development Director in Eastern Kentucky and as a Project Manager in Sub-Saharan Africa working with HIV/AIDS Education. Victoria holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

“I am so pleased to have Victoria join the North Florida team,” added Anna Trefethen, vice president for the Southern and Caribbean Division of the American Red Cross. “She is a dynamic leader with a passion for the Red Cross mission.”

The North Florida Region covers 35 counties with a population of more than 3 million residents and is composed of three chapters; Northeast Florida Chapter, Capital Area Chapter, and the Northwest Florida Chapter. We provide disaster relief to families affected by disaster, training courses in first aid and CPR, and provide services to the Armed Forces, including family communications for deployed service men and women.