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Red Cross announces new disaster program manager in Durango

The Western Chapter of the American Red Cross of Colorado has announced the addition of Sean Killoy as the new disaster program manager for Southwestern Colorado and the San Luis Valley. As part of this transition, the Red Cross has relocated its area office from Alamosa to Durango. A new office space will be established in Durango once normal business operations resume.

Killoy was a volunteer for the Red Cross prior to his selection as disaster program manager, serving on the Disaster Action Team and as a community volunteer liaison. He led the Red Cross response to the East Canyon Fire and volunteered with Team Rubicon to assist with feeding operations in response to COVID-19.

Killoy was originally from the East Coast and relocated to Cortez in 2017 following a career in the U.S. Navy and the defense industry. He holds a MBA from the University of Maryland and an engineering degree from Cornell University. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and spent four years at sea.

In his new role, he will oversee disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and will work closely with emergency managers to care for the needs of evacuees during and after a disaster. Meeting, planning and training for disasters with community organizations throughout the 11 counties of the Southwest and San Luis Valley regions will be one of his first priorities, as will recruiting and training a robust cadre of volunteers.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Volunteer Recruitment Manager Joshua Stewart at joshua.stewart@redcross.org.