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Red Cross names new CEO for Central PA region

Jeri Sims to begin duties at nonprofit on Monday, April 11

Jeri Sims has been named CEO of the 22-county Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region. - (Photo / Submitted)

Through her “leadership, professionalism and vision,” Jeri Sims has helped an arts center in Williamsport become a widely supported, top-ranking facility.

Now, the American Red Cross has named her as the new CEO for the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region, the organization announced.

Since 2007, Sims has been with the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, where she has served as assistant executive director and director of development.

Through her efforts, the center has attracted over 250 community partners, the Red Cross said in a news release.

Sims also has been active in the the Williamsport community, having served as president of the Loyalsock Township School Board, vice president of the Loyalsock Township Recreation Board, board president of the Williamsport Lycoming Arts Council and in positions with many other 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.

The Central Pennsylvania chapter serves 22 counties, according to its webpage.

Sims will be based in the region’s Harrisburg office, at 1804 N. Sixth St., and will start work on Monday, April 11.

A welcome reception will be planned for later this spring, Red Cross officials added.

David O'Connor
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