Jono A. Anzalone
Disaster Executive, North Central Division, American Red Cross

Jono is the North Central Division Disaster Executive at the American Red Cross, serving the states of ID, MT, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, NE, IA, KS and MO where he leads and manages the team responsible for the implementation of disaster services programs throughout the division ensuring disaster services (Prepare, Respond and Recover) are delivered in a rapid and accessible manner, meeting the urgent needs of clients.

Prior to re-joining the American Red Cross, Jono was the Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison at FEMA Region VII with responsibilities for coordinating with voluntary organizations active in disaster and FEMA Mass Care and Emergency programs in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.  Jono has been affiliated with the American Red Cross since 1994, serving in a variety of capacities including Disaster Committee Chair for the Heartland Chapter (Omaha, Nebraska), Director of Emergency Services for the Heartland Chapter, ESF-6 Mass Care Manager based out FEMA Region VII in Kansas City, Disaster Management Delegate seconded to the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies’ Pan-American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) in Panama City, Panama and most recently Director of Government Operations for American Red Cross National Headquarters based out of Washington, D.C.

Since 1997, Jono has been a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Service Human Resource (DSHR) system. His numerous disaster deployments include a number of national and international disaster assignments working operations in Mexico, Belize, Suriname, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Liberia and Haiti, to include being detailed to the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID) during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and assigned to their Response Management Team to lead the agencies donations management activity. Jono has served as an adjunct faculty member for a number of colleges and universities teaching courses in economics and finance.

Jono served as the chair of the Advocacy Committee for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) from 2012-2015.

Jono graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. in Political Science, the University of Nebraska with a M.S. in Economics, the Harvard School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, and has earned the International Association of Emergency Management Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) credential.

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