Jorge Martinez currently serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania Region. Appointed in September 2022 to this dual role, Jorge also holds the title of Interim Executive Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, the headquarters of the 61-county and 8-chapter region.
Jorge comes to the Greater Pennsylvania Region from the Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross, where he has been the Chief Operating Officer since 2017.
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Jorge retired as a commander in the United States Coast Guard. During his 23 years of military service, he led over 3,000 Auxiliary volunteers; served as part of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Haiti; supported missions throughout the Great Lakes Region; and directed the rescue of over 1,000 people in distress on the high seas.
Jorge holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the United States Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
As Interim CEO and Executive Director, Jorge will oversee and direct Disaster Response, Service to the Armed Forces, Volunteer Recruitment, Fundraising and the day-to-day operations as the Executive Search Committee works to identify a permanent successor of the now retired, Patricia Waldinger.