American Red Cross Of Southeast Tennessee Announces New Community Chapter Executive

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Greg Waite
Greg Waite

Greg Waite has been hired as the new Community Chapter executive for the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee. He will begin serving in his new position on Tuesday.

Mr. Waite joined the Red Cross six years ago as the Chapter CEO in Princeton, In., where he spent 18 months helping to rebuild the services and public awareness in the community. In 2008, he was promoted to chief development officer of the Southwestern Indiana Chapter in Evansville, In., which became the regional headquarters of the now 33-county Evansville-Wabash Valley Region. In May 2012, Mr. Waite took on additional duties for the division which serves Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. He played an instrumental role in the re-training and implementation of the fundraising application, Salesforce, launched two years ago, designed to aid Red Cross staff in better managing relationships.

Prior to joining the Red Cross, Mr. Waite was a news anchor and consumer reporter in Evansville, and New Bern, N.C., and is a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching up on his favorite shows on Netflix and working out.

“We could not be more pleased to have the outstanding leadership of Greg Waite to guide our chapter to the next level,” said board Chairman Oscar Brock. “Greg’s experience and skills will be an excellent fit for the needs of the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee. Our search team has been very deliberate in seeking out and recruiting the best possible candidates.  Throughout the process, we interviewed many high-caliber individuals with outstanding credentials, and we’re grateful to each candidate who offered their services to the vital mission of the Red Cross.”

 



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