Alabama-Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
Mark C. Beddingfield
Chief Executive Officer
Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region
Mark C. Beddingfield accepted the position as Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Blood Services Region on July 6, 2005. He began his Red Cross career with the American Red Cross Blood Services, Alabama Region in 1996, as the Donor Recruitment Supervisor in Huntsville, Alabama. In November 1999, he accepted the Donor Recruitment Manager position in the Alabama Region. In January 2001, Mark was promoted to Director of Production Planning and Management with direct responsibility for Hospital Services, Logistics, Regional Account Management, and Special Collections and Donor Recruitment. In October 2001, he accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Region and was directly involved in the consolidation of the Gulf Coast Region and the Alabama Region that includes the state of Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Mark has initiated partnerships with the Alabama National Guard, the Alabama Department of Education, The University of Alabama MBA program, the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Sickle Cell Foundation and several military installations including Anniston Army Depot, Maxwell Air Force Base, and Redstone Arsenal. Mark is a member of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, Young Business Leaders and the Public Relations Council of Alabama. He encouraged public support for the “Curing Childhood Cancer” vanity license plate initiative in the State of Alabama and is a regular Red Cross blood donor.
Mark is a Huntsville, Alabama native and resides in Helena, Alabama with his family.