Copeland brings wealth of experience and track record of success
June 30, 2020 – The American Red Cross welcomes Julie Copeland as the newest member of its Southeastern Pennsylvania Region Board of Directors.
Copeland is the CEO of Arbill in Philadelphia, a position she has held since 2005. After earning her Master’s in Business Administration from Temple University, she went on to take part in the Harvard Business School Presidents Organization/Executive Leadership Development program. Copeland has been named one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, and one of Enterprising Women’s Top Women Entrepreneurs and Real Leaders Magazine Top 100 Visionary Leaders.
“Julie is a proven leader and we are very much looking forward to having her on the board. We both value safety and preparedness and go to great lengths to achieve those goals,” said Guy J. Triano, CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Region.
Under Copeland’s direction, Arbill now produces nearly 1,000 safety related Truline products covering hand protection, eye protection, hearing protection, head protection, respiratory protection and disposable clothing. Arbill’s manufacturing operations have expanded under Julie’s leadership to locations in nine countries. These are just some of the attributes that will allow Copeland to make an impact on the board of directors through 2020 and beyond.
“I’m truly honored to be selected to the board of The American Red Cross,” Copeland said. “It’s especially meaningful to me because the Red Cross’ values align so well with the work I do every day at Arbill. We both strive to make the world a safer place and, clearly, doing good and creating change for those in need has never mattered more. I look forward to all we can accomplish together.”
Copeland now serves on the Red Cross board that serves five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. In 2019, the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Region:
- Responded to more than 500 local disasters
- Provided direct disaster assistance to nearly 3,000 people
- Installed just over 4,000 free lifesaving smoke alarms
- Trained more than 47,000 people in first aid, CPR and other lifesaving skills
- Provided more than 2,000 services for military members, veterans and their families
- Collected nearly 82,000 blood donations
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Region also operates the Red Cross House in Philadelphia, the one-of-a-kind Red Cross Center for Disaster Recovery in the United States.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Arbill: As the leading provider of safety services, safety technology and safety products, Arbill is literally saving lives every day at industrial worksites throughout the United States. An award-winning supplier of all- things safety, for more than 75 years, Arbill's clients have counted on Arbill to make sure their employees go home safely after every shift. To assure our clients meet their safety goals, Arbill's safety professionals are revolutionizing the way companies incorporate safety into their daily routines. Through Arbill's comprehensive SafetyCare offering – Arbill provides more than 200,000 safety products (including nearly 1,000 items manufactured under Arbill's highly-respected Truline brand), over 50 Environmental Health and Safety Training Courses and Safety Technologies that pull the entire offering together to create the best in safety. Arbill is a WBENC certified (women owned & certified business), ISO 9001 certified and FDA approved.