STANLEY V. PERDUE IS NEW CEO FOR ORANGE COUNTY RED CROSS
Stanley V. Perdue was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Orange County, beginning November 1, 2006.
The American Red Cross
is the nationâ€™s leading charitable humanitarian service organization, and the Orange County Chapter
is the 13th largest chapter out of 725 nationwide.
Perdue replaces Patrick F. Baker, who was appointed CEO in 2005 and retired in November 2006 after 22 years of service at the Chapter.
is a 33 year veteran with the American Red Cross
, in a career that has spanned the globe.
As CEO, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of business and service operations.
He has worked at the Orange County Chapter since 2003, most recently as Manager of Programs and Services.
â€œI am honored to be CEO for the Orange County Chapter during this exciting period for the American Red Cross,â€ states Stanley V. Perdue, CEO. â€œFollowing the 2005 hurricane season, our national organization initiated transformational changes in the way we conduct our internal business.
Red Cross will be able to serve more people, more efficiently, with appropriate resources focused on our mission.
I look forward to working with our volunteers and staff to build on our strong foundation, and to expand our presence, visibility and services in the communities we serve.â€
American Red Cross service in 1973 as a volunteer at chapters in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia.
He was employed by the National American Red Cross in 1983 as an assistant manager for military installations in Europe, and was later deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq to manage Red Cross field operations during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Back in the United States in 1992, he worked in Louisiana, and in 1993 he relocated to metropolitan Washington, DC to oversee 17 Red Cross units located on military installations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. In 1995, Perdue became regional executive and liaison to the Japanese Red Cross Society, with management oversight of 16 field offices in Japan, Okinawa, Guam and the Indian Ocean.
From 1998 until 2003, his assignment was in Fort Carson, Colorado, as the regional executive for 22 field offices located throughout 23 Central and Rocky Mountain States.
During this time, he also served for one year in Germany as the liaison to the U.S. Europe Command and U.S. Army Europe.
has received award recognition including: the ARC National Armed Forces Emergency Services Award (Level II); the ARC Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence in Management (Level II); the Japanese Red Cross Society Humanitarian Service Medal; and, the Department of Defense Civilian Service Medal.
Perdue received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Oklahomaâ€™s Oral Roberts University, and completed Masterâ€™s degrees in Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma and in Divinity at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina.