Nancy Asaro is a graduate of William Paterson University, NJ with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. After six years in public accounting, she shifted her career path to the not for profit sector. For ten years she worked with United Way of Passaic County as Vice President of Finance, responsible for the overall financial and administrative management of the organization. Ms. Asaro joined American Red Cross nineteen years ago.
Since arriving at the Red Cross, she has been involved with every aspect of chapter operations enabling her to hold chapter positions as Interim CEO & COO to her current position as Chief Administrative Officer for NJ Region.
Her direct involvement with major disasters such as Hurricane Floyd and September 11th provided her experience in disaster and gave her the ability to lead the chapter’s response through many national disasters between 2005 -2008. From the Sri Lanka Tsunami to Hurricane Katrina, as well as other large operations in northern NJ service area.
Over the years, Ms. Asaro was trained as an American Red Cross Diversity Consultant, contributed as a member of the Nassau County Chapter Enrichment Program Review Team and was deployed as a team member to the Northeast Service Area #6 to implement Chapter Support Services during Hurricane Katrina.
Nancy’s current position, CAO New Jersey Region, harnesses the many skills & talents she gained over the years. Responsibilities include oversight of Facilities, Fleet, Finances, Employee Engagement. She also is liaison between National Red Cross & the NJ Region for Information Technology/Telecom, Legal, Human Resources and Risk Management. She enjoys the variety of her job; her motto is “There is never a dull day at work”.
Nancy Asaro serves as Treasurer for Children’s Day Nursery, Passaic NJ, and Secretary to the Board for Heritage Manor Association and enjoys Jazzercise, dancing & golfing. She resides in Wayne New Jersey.