The new local Red Cross CEO, David Chayer, says finding a disaster services director is not only a priority for him, but for the chapter and the community as well. You may remember, the old emergency services director Chris Floyd, who was fired by previous CEO, Joseph Agostini. Shortly thereafter, Agostini was let go by the local chapter. Chayer, who now takes over as CEO, wants to do more with what he says is already a great chapter.
"We've got some great disaster volunteers here and our staff and a lot of experience for disaster relief. And I want to focus clearly on that, but I also want to reach out and focus on our service for military families, expand our health and safety, the life saving training we do and baby sitter training and a lot of the things that the chapter is doing. I want to find ways to do even more." said Chayer.
Chayer has previous experience as a Red Cross CEO for a chapter in Corpus Christi, Texas. He also says he has served on about nine major disasters for Red Cross on a national level. And as hurricane season approaches, our local Red Cross will be holding its annual hurricane meeting Friday morning, where Chayer says he is looking forward to addressing the community.