Linda E. Voss
Linda E. Voss joined the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region in April 2020 as the Chief Executive Officer. The National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region consists of six chapters covering Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Linda is charged with the responsibility to carry out the mission of the American Red Cross throughout this regional community and to support other communities when needed across the country and around the world.
Her most recent position was CEO for the Desert to the Sea Region in California, serving in that role beginning in August 2015. Linda has previously served in roles in Biomed Operations, including serving as the CEO of the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac and Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Regions.
Her prior experience includes five years as the CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region, operating out of Louisville, Kentucky. She spent 8 years at American Red Cross National Headquarters. While at national headquarters, Linda spent most of her time directing the plasma derivative product marketing team. She also had the opportunity to manage the hospital marketing (blood), reimbursement, and market research units and received two Tiffany Employee Excellence Awards.
Linda’s more than 25 years in biotech and pharmaceutical positions has been focused in the areas of marketing, strategy, business development and sales. This includes operational leadership as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, with Core Dynamics, and marketing and sales roles at CSL Behring, Novartis and Schering-Plough. Early in her career, Linda was a human resource professional at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (Johnson Wax).
Linda received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and also holds Master of Business Administration degree from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, with concentrations in marketing and finance. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Linda has two children, no longer living at home, and a husband, Rich. She enjoys running, reading, cooking and a bit of golf.