Emerson named CEO of Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter

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David Emerson (Source: American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter) David Emerson (Source: American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter)

The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has a new regional chief executive officer.

He's David Emerson, who had served as interim CEO for about four months earlier this year.

He took over his role on Tuesday.

The Grand Canyon Chapter ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

It has almost 30 staff members, 500 adult volunteers and 400 youth volunteers.

Emerson was CEO of the North Texas regional grouping.

Prior to the Red Cross, Emerson served in a variety of U.S .and international corporate management and consulting roles in both non-profit and for-profit sectors. His private sector experience includes more than 20 years in insurance, financial services and retail.

He earned his bachelor's degree in management from Henderson State University and his master's degree from Columbia International University.

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