Colin Williams joined the American Red Cross in September 2016. As the Regional Communications Officer, he oversees the dissemination of Red Cross information to people across Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso Region.
Colin and his dedicated team of Red Cross staff and volunteers produce target messaging for response, relief and recovery efforts to all populations affected by the disaster and service delivery area. Additional responsibilities include disaster response, managing social media, promoting safety awareness and education, and supporting all lines of service provided by Red Cross including blood services, international services, and services to the armed forces.
Previously, Colin served as the Public Information Officer for the Rural/Metro Fire Department. In that role, he responded to many high profile emergency incidents throughout the Southwest. While at Rural/Metro, he managed a partnership with the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Red Cross on the Home Fire Campaign to reduce home fire fatalities. Colin has experience in fundraising, disaster training and response as well community recovery efforts.
Colin is a past chairman of the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust in the Town of Paradise Valley and has a long history of serving his community. He is a state certified firefighter, a BBQ Pitmaster, and holds a degree in Photography from Arizona State University. He is a proud native of Arizona and enjoys the culture and lifestyle found in the southwest.