Sean Inoue is Executive Director of the American Red Cross serving Western Los Angeles. In this role, Sean directs the tireless efforts of over 1,500 volunteers and staff as they turn compassion into action every day. Under Sean's leadership, the Western Los Angeles chapter has improved key relationships in underserved communities, expanded key areas in mission delivery, and implemented life-saving programming such as the Sound the Alarm campaign, which has installed over 35,000 new smoke alarms locally and saved 1,500 lives across the nation. Sean's strategic priorities for the chapter, informed by over a decade of nonprofit leadership experience, include cultivating increased resiliency in our most underserved communities, instilling a culture of volunteer empowerment, and championing the constant need for blood.
Prior to his service as Executive Director, Sean held key leadership roles in Red Cross’s Biomedical Services department, where he forged new partnerships and increased blood collections to ensure patients and hospital partners have a robust and healthy supply. Sean is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world and continues to inspire and lead the American Red Cross’s Western Los Angeles Chapter towards even greater success.