Mario J. Bruno

Mario J. Bruno
CEO, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region, American Red Cross

Last Updated: 06/04/2013

Executive Summary

Bruno has been involved with the Red Cross for nearly 20 years, the last 15 of which have been spent in various roles with the Red Cross in the Northeast.  Bruno attended medical school in his native Spain prior to moving to Massachussetts in 1996, where he got a job at a bank and began volunteering with the American Red Cross. Be

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • According to an article in Hartford Magazine, "Mario Bruno’s Red Cross connections go all the way back to his birth—Bruno, the new CEO of the American Red Cross in Connecticut and Rhode Island, was born at a Red Cross H

Current Focus

  • Community outreach: Bruno told PhoenixFocus in 2012, “As CEO, I have the opportunity to be the face of the Red Cross. My job is to be out in the community, side by side with volunteers, the government and anyone wh

Key Challenges

  • Disaster Communication Systems: The American Red Cross said in the event of a disaster those charged with rescue and relief need to operate fast. There is often a need to mobilize hundreds of people in a hurry, making a

Biographical Highlights

  • Holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Worcester State College (1997-2000) and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (2003-2006)
  • He holds several Federal Emergency Management Agency certifications

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Speaker Bureau, Association of Contingency Planners
  • Member, Leadership Greater Hartford

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