Melissa B. Hurst

Chief Human Resources Officer at The American Red Cross

Melissa B. Hurst

Melissa B. Hurst

Chief Human Resources Officer at The American Red Cross

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Melissa Hurst
Chief Human Resources Officer The American Red Cross

Melissa Hurst joined the American Red Cross in 1998, providing legal advice in the areas of employment, labor relations and human resources to chapters, blood services regions and national headquarters. She was promoted to various positions, from ethics officer to deputy general counsel, and was named senior vice president of human resources in 2007. As such, she oversees the recruitment, employee relations, benefit programs and human capital programs for the organization. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Hurst worked for a boutique-DC law firm specializing in labor and employment law.

Winner of a 2001 Presidential Tiffany Award, Hurst also led the Fraud Awareness Task Force, served on the Chapter Performance Standards and Service Area Workgroups, and was a member of the ARC-One Steering Committee.

A graduate of The George Washington University Law School, Hurst is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars. She earned her B.S. in business administration with a concentration in human resources from Villanova University, magna cum laude.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The American Red Cross

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Chief Financial Officer at The American Red Cross

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Spokesman at The American Red Cross

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Vice Chair at The American Red Cross

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Founder at Pace Communications, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

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Former Associate Dean for Human Resources & Diversity Studies at Georgetown University

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Managing Partner at Yang & Ullman, PC

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Member, National Diversity Advisory Council at The American Red Cross

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Member, National Diversity Advisory Council at The American Red Cross

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Chief Human Resources Officer at The American Red Cross
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Since enrolling its first class in 1865, The George Washington University Law School has produced some of the finest minds across the spectrum of legal scholarship. That tradition continues today, as GW Law graduates use the knowledge and skills they gain here to influence the critical legal conversations of our times.

BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources, magna cum laude

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, the university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, which was established in 1811.

Career History
Chief Human Resources Officer
1998 - Current

The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day. Since being founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of our services – whenever and wherever they're called for – is unmatched by any organization in the world.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Maryland Bar
Events
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Washington Marriott-Washington, DC
2013 Washington, DC HR Leadership Summit

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Washington Marriott Wardman Park-Washington, DC
2012 Washington, DC HR Leadership Summit

Answer the HR challenges by those who confront them daily

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