ANCHORAGE, July 20, 2018 – The American Red Cross of Alaska announced this month that John Moore, ExxonMobil Alaska’s Senior Advisor for Public and Government Affairs, was elected as the 2018 Board Chair for the American Red Cross of Alaska. He was preceded by Josh Howes, President of Premier Alaska Tours, who completed his tenure as 2017 Board Chair on June 30, 2018.
Moore joined the Board for the Red Cross of Alaska in late 2016, and was appointed Chair-Elect soon after. His term as Board Chair will run from July 1, 2018 through July 1, 2019. “I’ve always loved the Red Cross and the work that they do,” Moore said. “Every day Red Cross staff and volunteers are serving Alaskans, and I am both humbled and appreciative of the opportunity to serve and support the Red Cross mission.”
Throughout his work in government and then the humanitarian and develop sectors, Moore has worked in Nepal, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, among other locations. For the past ten years, Moore has helped to manage ExxonMobil’s social investment and community relations, first in Iraq and then in Papua New Guinea. Now based in Anchorage, Moore helps design and oversee ExxonMobil’s social investment and community relations efforts around the state. “Alaska is a place I dreamed about as a boy back in Virginia, and I’m thrilled to be here,” he said.
Moore’s skillsets in leadership and community relations will be an asset to the Red Cross as it strives to fulfill its mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. In 2018, Moore is joined by Chair-Elect Buddy Custard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, and Board Secretary Joseph Gerace, Proprietor of Dimond Chevron.
To read Moore’s full profile, please visit the American Red Cross of Alaska blog.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
The American Red Cross of Alaska offers food, shelter, comfort and hope to Alaskans when disasters strike. The Red Cross of Alaska is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers to perform its mission. We are not a government agency, and we rely primarily on the generosity of our fellow Alaskans and businesses to help us fund our vital programs. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossak.