Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jeri Sims Named Red Cross Regional CEO

The American Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeri Sims as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region. Sims comes to the Red Cross from the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, where she served as Assistant Executive Director and Director of Development since 2007. Her leadership, professionalism, and vision, helped to elevate the organization to a widely-supported, top-ranking arts center with over 250 strategic community partners.

Sims is also active in the local community, having served on the Loyalsock Township School Board (President), the Loyalsock Township Recreation Board (Vice-President), the board of the Williamsport Lycoming Arts Council (President), and the boards of many other area organizations.

“With her dedication to nonprofit work and her strong leadership skills, we are very excited to have Jeri join the team,” noted Angela Leopold, American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Board Chair.

Sims will be based out of the region’s Harrisburg office and will start on Monday, April 11. A welcome reception will be planned for later this spring.

“The Red Cross plays a huge role in the community, helping people to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters big and small,” stated Jeri Sims. “I’m excited to be joining the team, and I look forward to working with the staff and volunteers who give so much of themselves to help others in time of need.”