Mario Bruno is serving as the Interim Regional Executive for the Minnesota and Dakotas Region, on loan from his permanent position as the Regional Executive the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.
For more than 30 years, Mario has served the Red Cross mission as a volunteer and employee.
Beginning his career responding to local disasters, he also welcomed donors at blood drives, and taught people live saving skills as a Health and Safety instructor. As a Red Cross employee, Mario has served in local, regional and national leadership positions.
Mario has responded to numerous large-scale disasters, including the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and hurricanes Katrina and Harvey. Bilingual, he deployed to Puerto Rico to help people affected by Hurricane Maria.
Mario holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Worcester State College in Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.
Originally from Spain, where he was also a Red Cross volunteer, Mario moved to the United States in 1996. Mario and his wife Dr. Greta Boynton have two beautiful daughters, Isabella and Karina. Their family loves boating, their dogs and the outdoors.