Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins is Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff at the American Red Cross, the nation’s leading disaster response and blood services organization with 18,000 employees and 300,000 volunteers. She joined the organization in 2007, just as historic governance reforms to the organization were being signed into law by President George W. Bush. Hawkins directs the operations of the offices of the President, the Chairman, the Board of Governors, and the Corporate Ombuds.

Hawkins has spent her career in the nonprofit sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and earned a Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree at Case Western Reserve University.

She currently serves on the Board of the National Human Services Assembly, is a national co-lead for the Women’s Resource Group at the American Red Cross and is an annual guest lecturer for George Washington University’s graduate course on Managing Nonprofit Boards. In 2021, she was inducted into the Mandel School Hall of Achievement at Case Western Reserve University and received the Nonprofit Leadership Alumni Award.

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