CENTRAL FLORIDA – MAY 1, 2019 – The American Red Cross of Central Florida has welcomed Eric Corliss as Regional Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he leads a team of staff and volunteers serving 19 counties through five chapters.
Corliss began his employment with the Red Cross in 1996 and has served in various capacities at the local, state and national levels. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Red Cross Hurricane Irma Recovery Program where he led a team of employees and volunteers providing direct financial assistance to more than 7,200 families and grants to 45 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 as a teenage youth volunteer where he supported disaster relief, health and safety, and emergency services to the armed forces. He is an Army veteran.
Corliss succeeds Jennifer Pipa as Regional CEO, who now serves in the same role in Georgia.
The Central Florida Region of the American Red Cross serves 19 counties through five chapters: Florida’s Space Coast (Daytona Beach), Greater Orlando, Mid-Florida (Winter Haven), Southwest Florida (Sarasota) and Tampa Bay. For more information, visit redcross.org/centralflorida. Also find us on Facebook and Twitter
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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