JACKSON, MISS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014— The American Red Cross Mississippi Region welcomes Jared Turner of Jackson to Mississippi’s leadership team as the Capital River Chapter executive. Turner previously served as president of J.W. Turner Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in campaign, finance and project management for political and non-profit organizations.
As chapter executive for Mississippi Capital River, Turner is responsible for managing and ensuring the delivery of Red Cross programs and services in the state’s west central 19 counties of Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Hinds, Issaquena, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Madison, Pike, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Walthall, Warren, Wilkinson and Yazoo.
Turner earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science from The University of Mississippi. Upon graduating, he took his first job in politics as the field director for a statewide campaign. Since then, Turner has worked throughout the election process, specializing in political finance, fundraising and compliance. He has experience across all levels, from municipal contests to federal campaigns, both partisan and non-partisan, in-state and out-of-state.
Turner is a past president of Mississippi Young Democrats of Hinds County and a member of the Greater Jackson Urban League Young Professionals.
The American Red Cross Mississippi Region comprises five chapters— South Mississippi, East Central, Capital River, Northeast and Northwest.