Northeast PA Region Announces Peter Brown as CEO

Northeast, PA — The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region announces Peter Brown as Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Pennsylvania Region and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter effective April 15, 2013.

Brown brings 29 years of experience in banking and financial services, exclusively within business development, sales management, project management, strategic planning and marketing. His most recent role was that of Vice President of Marketing & Sales for First Savings Bank of Perkasie.

Brown originally began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Leadership Volunteer and Treasurer. He has served as a board member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter since 2000 and most recently chaired the Marketing and Communications Committee. Brown commented, “I am excited to meet the challenge of leading the dedicated team of Red Cross staff and volunteers in the NEPA Region to fulfill the Red Cross mission of delivering compassionate care to people in need.”

Bill Coles, Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley commented, “The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region is very fortunate to find a leader like Peter Brown. His passion and enthusiasm for this organization has been demonstrated for many years and his leadership with the Lehigh Valley Board is exactly what we need to deliver the mission, improve services and delivery and continue the financial stability of the Red Cross in this region.”

Brown is dedicated to community involvement. He is a current youth soccer coach in Upper Milford, volunteer with the Penn Foundation, member of Bethany Church where he serves in youth leadership and held a leadership role with the Cub Scouts in Old Zionsville. Brown received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mansfield University and resides in Zionsville with his wife, Laura Goldy, and their children.

Please scroll down for a complete list of Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters, executive directors and contact information:

Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters and contact information:

Janet Curtis, Executive Director, Berks, Schuylkill, Office: (610) 375-4383, ext. 121/Cell: (570) 789-3659

Carmon Flynn, Executive Director, Lackawanna, Bradford-Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties: Office: (570) 207-0111/Cell: (570) 290-0797

Rita Inklovich, Executive Director, Danville Area, Bloomsburg, Greater Berwick: Office: (570) 784-1395/ Cell: (570) 594-3217

Jim Rienhardt, Executive Director, Poconos, Wayne Pike : Office: (570) 476-3800/Cell: (570) 234-9444

Sherry Williams, Executive Director, Wyoming Valley, Hazleton: Office: (570) 823-7161, ext. 325/Cell: (570) 417-5608

Polly Patterson, Interim Regional CEO, Greater Lehigh Valley: Office: (610) 865-4400, ext. 236/Cell: (717)299-5566

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Contact: Jennifer LoConte, Regional Communications Officer

Telephone: (610) 865-4400 ext. 272