The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that John H. Brown Jr. has been named the Executive Director with the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross in Memphis. The Mid-South Chapter serves Dyer, Fayette, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas and Desoto and Tunica counties in Mississippi.
Brown most recently served as the Executive Director of the North Mississippi Chapter in Tupelo. “John has a wealth of knowledge in the public and non-profit sector,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Tennessee. “His experience with Red Cross is extensive as he has deployed on numerous disasters and currently deploys as an Elected Official Liaison. He is considered a leader among his peers and we are very excited to see his work in Memphis.”
Brown’s Red Cross career spans five years including positions of Regional Government Partner Manager and Chapter Executive. His public service career included Assistant to the Mayor, Director of Public Works and Public Relations Coordinator for the City of Hattiesburg. He has also served as a reporter and photographer for WDAM in Hattiesburg.
He has received degrees from both Charles Harrison Mason Bible College and the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a B.S. in Speech Communications.
“I have worked alongside John on disaster deployments and can assure you that he represents the values of our organization and will be a good fit in the Tennessee Region’s culture of serving the state,” Sullivan said. Brown took over as Chapter Executive at the Memphis based chapter on Sept. 16.
His passion for volunteering doesn’t end with the Red Cross. Brown has served in numerous volunteer positions, some of which include: Kiwanis, Rotary, Tougaloo College Emergency Management Accreditation Board, Mississippi Regional Partnership Engagement Committee, 2020 Class of the Jim Ingram Community Leadership Institute, Leadership Pinebelt and FCA to name a few. John is married to Cassandra Dove Brown and has two children Courtney and Harrison.