Eric Corliss joined the American Red Cross of Central Florida as CEO in March 2019 where he leads a team of staff and volunteers serving 19 counties through five chapters. Eric began his employment with the Red Cross in 1996. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Hurricane Irma Recovery Program where he led a team providing direct financial assistance to families and grants to organizations across Florida and Georgia. Prior to that, he served as Division Disaster Director for Florida, Regional Disaster Officer for Georgia, and Regional Chief Operating Officer for the Cascades. His commitment to the organization started at an early age as a teenage youth volunteer where he supported disaster relief, health and safety, and emergency services to the armed forces. Eric is an Army veteran.