Sep 04, 2019
Cory Paul, CEO Dayton Chapter American Red Cross
Miami Valley Tornadoes and Oregon District Shooting, Response and Recovery
The American Red Cross prepares for, responds to, and helps the community recover from disaster.  We will discuss our actions for the last 75 days and what you can do to be prepared for the next disaster.
Bio:Cory Paul is the Executive Director of the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.  His responsibilities include recruiting and developing local volunteers, fundraising, and development of a strong board of directors and leaders. The Red Cross aims to multiply the generosity and kindness of our community.  He also serves as the Co-Chair for the National Diversity and Inclusion Veterans+ Advisory Board.

Cory is a combat veteran and served honorably for 6 years with the Ohio Army National Guard.  In 2013, he deployed to Qalat, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  

Cory got his start with the Red Cross as a volunteer for the Disaster Action Team where he provided financial assistance and emotional support to families that had experienced a house fire or other disaster.  He was hired as Disaster Program Manager where he coordinated volunteers and partner agencies to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. 

After his deployment, Cory returned to the Red Cross and resumed his role as Disaster Program Manager.  In late 2015, he was honored to accept a position as Regional Director of Service to the Armed Forces in Cincinnati where he coordinated volunteers to support America’s military and veteran families in 27 counties in the Tri-State area.

Cory is a proud graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology.  While at OU, Cory worked for Outdoor Pursuits as a SCUBA Leadership Divemaster.
In his spare time, Cory maintains a historical pre-Civil War homestead near Dayton.  He enjoys camping, hiking and canoeing with his wife, Jess, and walking his dog, Oatmeal.  Cory and Jess have one daughter, Adeline.