The American Red Cross of South-Central Illinois is proud to announce the addition of William E. Davis, of Crossroads Community Hospital and Joe Ludtke of Troxell Insurance to its board of directors.
“The American Red Cross of South-Central Illinois has a long-standing reputation for tapping leaders in the civic and professional community to complement our board of directors, said Dawn Morris, executive director of the American Red Cross of South-Central Illinois. “We’re thrilled to welcome William and Joe to the board who bring expertise and insight to help us better deliver our mission,” said Morris.
William “Will” E. Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL, and has more than 12 years of executive leadership experience in Southern Illinois. In 2022, Becker’s Hospital’s Review recognized Will on its “75 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know,” as well as their “83 Community Hospital CEOs to Know. In addition to his role at the hospital, Will is known for giving back to the region through civic organizations and serves on numerous boards.
Will earned a Negotiation Mastery Certification from Harvard University, a Lean Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University, his Master of Business Administration degree from McKendree University, and his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Will is originally from Washington, D.C., and has lived in Southern Illinois for the past 30 years. He and his wife, Brandee, have an 11-year-old son and twins - a boy and a girl. As a family they enjoy playing Mario Kart and monopoly together as well as traveling.
Joe Ludtke is an independent insurance agent specializing in Group Benefits at TROXELL, a full-service insurance agency headquartered in Springfield, IL. Joe has been recognized nationally as one of the top Worksite Marketing Agents and handles the benefits of clients in a variety of industries, such as municipalities, school districts, non-profits, and more. Joe is involved in all aspects of plan management and service and is a licensed producer in the State of Illinois for Life, Accident and Health and Property and Casualty. Joe attended Lincoln Christian College and enjoys spending time with his daughters, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, volunteering with the Springfield Rotary Club, and mentoring young men.
The American Red Cross of South-Central Illinois volunteer board includes 13 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the South-Central Illinois chapter that serves over 1 million people in 31 counties. The board is led by Chairperson Dr. Laurel Newman, UIS Educator, Advisor-Retired. A full list of members is located at https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/locations/south-central-illinois.html.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Christian, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott, and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion, and Ralls. 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 us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.