Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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Melissa Hurst is Chief Human Resources Officer for the American Red Cross. She was named to the position in September 2007. Ms. Hurst has national responsibility for leading the Red Cross’s human resources strategy and for successful execution of human resources initiatives to drive operational performance to meet the Red Cross’s mission. She oversees talent acquisition, staffing and retention, leadership development and succession planning, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, and employee and labor relations in support of the Red Cross’s nearly 30,000 employees involved in diverse operations. Melissa is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and serves as a governing member of a number of HR Executive forums.