TEXARKANA, Texas (November 14, 2018) – The American Red Cross is proud to introduce Christal Prince as the executive director for the American Red Cross Serving Northeast Texas. Prince will be based in Texarkana, Texas, where she will oversee Red Cross programs and services for more than 362,000 people in Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Rains, Red River and Titus counties.
“We are thrilled to welcome Christal to the American Red Cross North Texas team,” said Keith Rhodes, CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “She is a lifelong member of the Texarkana community and has worked throughout the area in previous business and volunteer ventures. Her personal connection with the community and experience working with volunteers will help to build and maintain strong relationships throughout her chapter area.”
Prior to joining the Red Cross, Prince spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur with businesses in Texarkana and Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and De Queen, Arkansas. Most recently, Prince functioned as the community manager for the American Cancer Society where her service area was composed of up to nine East Texas counties. Her responsibilities included development, community relations, and volunteer growth and participation.
Volunteering for Women for the Arts, Prince garnered additional experience in volunteer growth and coordination, community relations and fundraising.
“I have lived and worked in Northeast Texas for many years and understand what is important to my neighbors in this area,” Prince said. “I am excited to serve as executive director and hope to continue to build strong relationships between the Red Cross and each community in this area. I look forward to partnering with local volunteers and businesses to help prepare our communities for emergencies and to help others during their times of need.”
Prince has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M Texarkana with a secondary emphasis in communications.
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 Facebook and Twitter at @redcrossNETX.