- Who: Chris Osborne, Chief Branding Officer for the Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross
- When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday (networking, 11:30 a.m.-noon; program, noon-1 p.m.)
- Where: Grump’s Grill, 2417 3rd Ave. S. [map]
- Tickets: Free, optional lunch $10. Advance RSVP online required.
Osborne will show how the American Red Cross has to change with the times, trends and population. Osborne will review what they are doing locally, nationally and internationally to solicit support and update media outlets including the role of “new media.”
Osborne was formerly an award-winning reporter and videographer at ABC 33/40 and one of the founding members of the news team. He has worked 19 years in radio and television in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Alabama. Osborne was the first black on-air personality at WCRK-AM in his hometown of Morristown, Tenn.
In 2007, Osborne launched a new career with the American Red Cross as the organization’s Public Affairs Officer for the Birmingham Area Chapter. Recently he was promoted to the senior management position of Chief Branding Officer. In that role, he is responsible for, among many other things, internal/external communications, community outreach, media relations, website/social media content and serves as the agency’s representative with Project SHARE which helps elderly and disabled citizens with utility bills.
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