Reed to Lead American Red Cross Preparedness Strategy

Aug 3, 2012

Richard Reed, MSW, has been appointed vice president for Preparedness and Resilience Strategy for the American Red Cross.

Reed will lead a comprehensive organizational assessment of all American Red Cross preparedness, resilience, and recovery programs, including domestic and international programs.

According to the Red Cross, Reed will be responsible for developing strategies and programs across all Red Cross services that help build prepared and resilient communities. In addition, he is leading a cross-functional Red Cross team in re-engineering the entire disaster cycle – preparedness, response, and recovery – to improve service delivery processes in all phases of Red Cross disaster programs.

Prior to joining the Red Cross, Reed completed a 20-year career with the federal government. From 2006-2012, he worked at the White House on the Homeland Security Council (2006-2009) and the National Security Staff (2009-2012), where he led the development and implementation of the national resilience policy. He has also worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the General Services Administration.

Reed holds bachelor’s degrees from Indiana University and Purdue University, and an MSW from Indiana University.

From the July 2102 NASW News.