Keith Rhodes joined the American Red Cross in May 2016 as CEO for the organization’s North Texas Region. In his role, Rhodes supports a robust team of staff and volunteers who serve the Red Cross mission across 121 counties.
Rhodes works daily with board members, donors and community leaders to enhance the Red Cross position in the region. As an Army father, Rhodes is especially passionate about the organization’s support of U.S. military members, veterans and their families.
Born and raised the son of a state trooper in rural Alaska, Rhodes followed his athletic dreams to Grambling State University in Louisiana where he excelled as a student athlete. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he entered graduate school at Grambling where he obtained a Master’s of Science in Criminology.
For 26 years, his life’s mission was to support our nation’s youth, especially those at highest risk for dropping out of school, using drugs or ending up homeless. Before joining the Red Cross, Rhodes held leadership positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Boys Town California.
Rhodes is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Rotary International. He also supports Second Harvest Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America and serves on the Board of Directors of North Texas LEAD.