Steve Vetrano
Regional Chief Executive Officer
Greater Houston Area Chapter
Red Cross
June 9, 2016
Steve Vetrano became the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Houston Area Chapter in 2009.  In 2011, he was selected as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Texas Gulf Coast Region.  In this role he oversees operations, fundraising and community engagement throughout 51 counties and 7 Red Cross offices along the Texas Gulf Coast.  Prior to this post, Steve served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross where he was instrumental in the coordination of the response to the Hurricane Season of 2005.  He helped orchestrate the chapter’s response and housing of over 24,000 evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Before arriving in Texas, Steve served as the Deputy Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania for over 7 years.  He also served as the Deputy Director of Health and Safety Department of the American Red Cross of Greater New York in New York City.  In addition to the hurricanes in 2005, Steve has worked on several other large disasters including the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, TWA flight 800 crash in 1997, and hurricane Ike in 2008.
Vetrano holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications from Manhattan College and a Master’s of Business Administration from Penn State University.  He resides in Houston with his wife and three children.