Jorge Martinez, CEO and Executive Director
Jorge Martinez serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania. Jorge also holds the title of Executive Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, the headquarters of the 61-county and 8-chapter region.
Jorge joined the Greater Pennsylvania Region in September 2022. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Ohio Region of the American Red Cross 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 CEO and Executive Director, Jorge will oversee Disaster Response, Service to the Armed Forces, Volunteer Recruitment, Fundraising and day-to-day operations for the Greater Pennsylvania Region.