After growing up in Alton, IL, I attended the University of Arkansas, then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and an MBA from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, OK.
With more than 30 years of accomplished learning,
I now view my career as two distinct life lessons. I spent the first part of my career in the for-profit sector. I progressively honed and applied my skills to advance and impact the bottom lines of several highly ranked and respected organizations, among them, Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis American, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets.
I’m enjoying the second part of my career in the nonprofit sector. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be exclusively mission-driven for the purpose of impacted lives. To serve is the least I can do in response to the gift I have been given. As a committed servant leader, I have held executive leadership positions with Feed the Children and Rx Outreach helping to develop and expand systems that provide access to life’s fundamental essentials like food, medication, and healthcare for the under-served and those in need.
Now, as the American Red Cross CEO for the Missouri and Arkansas (MOAR) region, my service continues as I help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.