MIAMI (January 4, 2019) – The American Red Cross has named Deborah Koch as the new executive director of the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter.
Previously, Koch served as marketing director for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, covering the east coast of the U.S. She joined J.P. Morgan following a decade at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust where she helped grow the bank from four to seven offices and nearly doubled deposits to over $1 billion. She began her banking career in 1997 at BankUnited, rebranding the bank from a small local company to a statewide institution. Her previous experience was in marketing and public relations for nonprofit arts organizations.
Koch also serves as the president of the Junior League of Miami, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. In her 10 years with the League, she previously served as executive vice president, vice president of community and in several chair positions.
She is active in the community, serving as a member of the United Way Financial Stability Impact Council and Women United, as well as a volunteer with Breakthrough Miami and Branches. An art lover, she is active as a Friend of the Pérez Art Museum Miami and serves on the Prizm Art Fair Advisory Board.
Koch received her MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Florida.
“We are thrilled to have Deborah enter this leadership role on our South Florida team,” said Joanne Nowlin, Regional CEO of the South Florida Region. “Her experience and deep understanding of the philanthropic landscape make her an asset to our organization”
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/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.