Red Cross Names New Regional Executive for Vermont

December 20, 2010  
Filed under Business

The Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Larry Crist has been named Regional Executive.

Crist has a long history of work in Vermont State Government, most recently serving as the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness & EMS at the Vermont Department of Health.  In that position, he served as the principal investigator for the state’s CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, HHS Hospital Preparedness Program, served as the primary Incident Commander for the Health Operations Center’s response to the Vermont Yankee tritium release and the year-long preparation and response to H1N1, considered the largest public health response in the State of Vermont in the past half-century. Through his many years of service at the Vermont Department of Health, he has served with Red Cross disaster services staff on various working groups. With his service in state government starting in 1986, his tenure in government has also included time as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Health and Commissioner of The Department of Aging & Disabilities.

“The Red Cross name attracted a tremendous caliber of candidates for this position, but Larry’s experience, innovative style and commitment stood out,” said Pat Kaiser, Board Chair of the Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Region of the American Red Cross.

Crist holds a Bachelor of Arts from Nicholls University; a Master of Science and Social Services from Boston University; and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.

Crist will replace Rob Levine who, after five years with the Red Cross in Vermont, assumed the role of Regional Executive in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Region of the American Red Cross.

 

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