Tim MillerRegional executive officerAmerican Red Cross: Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties Chapter, 5297 Aero Dr., Santa Rosa 95403, 707-577-7600, redcross.org/ca/santa-rosa
Residence: Santa Rosa
Professional background: Regional Executive Officer, American Red Cross; Executive Director, American Red Cross; Azerbaijan Country Director, ACDI/VOCA; Asia Regional Representative, ACDI/VOCA
Education: MA, international policy studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, political science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Staff: 14 paid, 550 volunteers
Describe your organization: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: A proud husband and father who believes in my community.
What is your role in the organization?: As regional executive officer, I am responsible for the overall focus, management and impact of our community service organization.
What achievement are you most proud of?: Providing lifesaving training and services to our local community through volunteer-led programs.
What is your biggest challenge today?: Striving to ensure that our programs and services are continuing to adapt to meet the needs of our community
What is the next major project either under way or on the horizon?: This is Year Two of our three year Prepare Together campaign, focused on preparing our businesses, individuals, community agencies and government partners for a major local disaster.
What product or service would/or is helping you do your job more effectively?: Red Cross mobile apps for shelters, first aid, earthquakes and instant information
How do you think your profession will change in the next five years?: Definitely. Nonprofit management will increasingly require multicultural and linguistic skills as our demographics continue to shift. The need for disaster management skills will continue to increase as populations grow and communities are affected by climate change.
Most admired businessperson outside your organization: Warren Buffet. Good for the long run.
Current reading: The Camerons by Robert Crichton
Most want to meet: Nelson Mandela
Stress-relievers: reading, exercise
Favorite hobbies: family, reading, basketball
Words that best describe you: committed to the mission