Dale Kunce first joined the Red Cross in 2013, serving the mission internationally as the Global Lead for Information and Communications Technology for American Red Cross International Services. During this time, he co-founded the Red Cross Missing Maps program, established better data and information workflows, and led technology innovations throughout the global Red Cross movement.
Before joining the Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region, he served as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Cascades Region - in Oregon and Southwest Washington. In this role for 3.5 years, Dale focused on areas of core mission delivery and building and strengthening relationships at every level— including the board of directors, community partners, staff and volunteers. Dale guided the region to new heights in engagement and fundraising and led the team through the historic 2020 Oregon Wildfires.
Throughout his Red Cross career, Dale has responded to numerous large-scale disasters in Africa, Asia, and across the U.S. He is a founding member of the IFRC SIMS team, a member of the International Disaster Response Roster, and frequently deploys to support national disaster response operations. In 2017 he joined the national American Red Cross LEAD co-hort, and in 2020 was selected as a 40 under 40 honoree in Portland, Oregon.