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Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter Red Cross hires new Executive Director

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The Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Scott Loudermelt has been named the new Executive Director. Loudermelt comes to the Red Cross from Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley where he served as director of development since 2013. His first day will be January 15.

“It is an honor to join an organization like the American Red Cross,” said Loudermelt. “I look forward to working with our great team of volunteers and donors to fulfill the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.”

Loudermelt previously served as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County. Before joining Habitat for Humanity, he served as campus administrator with Sipes Orchard Home in Conover, N.C. and as program director with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Catawba Valley.

“We are proud to welcome Scott to our Red Cross family,” said Angela A. Broome Powley, Regional Executive, Western North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross. “The Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter and the communities it serves will benefit from his wealth of non-profit leadership experience, and proven abilities to fundraise and team build.”

Loudermelt graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree majoring in political science from Lenoir Rhyne University. He has been active in his communities, serving as chair of United Way Pacesetter Committee, chair of Iredell Chamber of Commerce Leadership Statesville Program, member of Newton Conover City Schools Board of Education for 10 years, of which he served as chair for 4, and he is a member of the Newton Conover Rotary Club.

When not working or volunteering, Loudermelt enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their four children.