Clifton J. Salas, Regional COO
Clifton Salas is the Regional Chief Operating Officer for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Clifton oversees all Red Cross fleet and facilities operations in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. This includes ten service delivery sites, one of which is the largest Red Cross facility in the country on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia.
Clifton grew up near El, Paso Texas and graduated with a master’s degree in business from Columbia College. In addition, Clifton studied broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Clifton joined the Red Cross in 1994. Throughout his Red Cross career, he has served on the leadership teams for many large disasters and national tragedies, including Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, the 9/11 terror attacks, and the Delta Airlines/Comair crash in Lexington, KY.
Clifton resides in Center City Philadelphia. With his commitment to serve others, he became a Rotarian in 2012. In his spare time, Clifton has a passion for travel and an eye for photography. He is an avid bike rider and an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.