David Green became the new president and CEO of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Monday, June 28. He previously had been Chief Operating Officer for the American Red Cross, Biomedical …
David Green became the new president and CEO of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Monday, June 28. He previously had been Chief Operating Officer for the American Red Cross, Biomedical Services, Southern Region in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Mississippi Regional Blood Center is the sole supplier for a number of hospitals in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
The Center, in cooperation with the Kalona Optimist Club, will hold a semi-annual blood drive in the Kalona Mennonite Church Monday, July 5, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling any Optimist Club member; however, walk-ins are always welcome.
For the Center’s new CEO, returning to Illinois and Iowa is returning “home.” A native of Galesburg, Illinois, Green has held various positions with the Red Cross in Peoria, Illinois, Nashville, Tennessee as well as in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia.
Among his major accomplishments are the successful merger of two blood services regions in the Peoria, territorial realignments in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and developing manufacturing initiatives as well as “best practices” system to provide tools for productivity and service improvements.
Green served for nine years in the United States Army and currently holds the rank of major in the Reserves. He has an MSA degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a BA in sociology and anthropology from Knox College, Galesburg.
He and his family will reside in the Quad Cities area.