John H. Brown Jr. has been named Executive Director of The Mid South Chapter of American Red Cross.

The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross has named John H. Brown Jr. Executive Director with the Mid-South Chapter.

John H. Brown Jr. has been named Executive Director of The Mid South Chapter of American Red Cross.

The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Dyer, Fayette, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee as well as Crittenden County in Arkansas and Desoto and Tunica counties in Mississippi.

“John has a wealth of knowledge in the public and non-profit sector,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Tennessee. “His experience with Red Cross is extensive as he has deployed on numerous disasters and currently deploys as an Elected Official Liaison. He is considered a leader among his peers and we are very excited to see his work in Memphis.”

Brown most recently served as executive director of the North Mississippi chapter of the organization in Tupelo. His Red Cross career spans five years, including roles as Regional Government Partner Manager and Chapter Executive.

Before American Red Cross, he worked in municipal government in Hattiesburg, Miss., as Assistant to the Mayor, Director of Public Works and Public Relations Coordinator. He has also served as a reporter and photographer for WDAM in Hattiesburg.

Brown earned degrees from Charles Harrison Mason Bible College as well as the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a B.S. in Speech Communications.

“I have worked alongside John on disaster deployments and can assure you that he represents the values of our organization and will be a good fit in the Tennessee Region’s culture of serving the state,” Sullivan said.

Brown took over as Chapter Executive at the Memphis based chapter on Sept. 16.