Alex Villa joined the American Red Cross serving Central and South Texas as the Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and is responsible for the delivery of mission services to his 83-county territory serving nearly 8 million Texans. Prior to, Alex served six years with the American Red Cross in Central California in Disaster Cycle Services, and supported National relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin Missouri tornadoes, Hurricane Harvey, and countless other relief operations.
Alex concentrates on bringing efficiency and compassion to the sphere of humanitarian work, and with over 15 years of experience in non-profit and local government, Alex has developed a reputation for exceptional work managing both people and programs. Most notably, Alex is credited for co-creating and implementing the Sound the Alarm Home Fire Campaign, an initiative in which the Red Cross installs smoke alarms in low-income, at-risk neighborhoods across the country, including Guam and Saipan.
In addition, Alex serves as the Business Development Chair of the American Red Cross Latino Resource Group, which specializes in implementing engagement programs for Latino staff members, volunteers and clients. Alex also serves as the Program Lead for the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division Leadership Program, a program that focuses on developing high-performing employees and transforming them into the next senior leaders of the organization.
Alex resides in Austin, Texas, and enjoys running, travel, and engaging with other community-driven individuals and organizations.