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Marty Lempres
Vice President, East Blood Services Division

Marty Lempres is the vice president of the East Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross, a role in which he is responsible for operations in 12 Blood Services Regions spanning 17 states, from Maine to South Carolina. 

Prior to this role, Lempres served as a senior leader in Red Cross Humanitarian Services for a year, after 25 years working in financial services. During this time, he led integrated global business units and large functional organizations with industry leaders including State Street, Fidelity Investment and Salomon Brothers, after beginning his career with management consultant McKinsey & Company. 

Lempres has a master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College. 



Michael Chaplo
Vice President of Recruitment, East Blood Services Division

Michael Chaplo is the vice president of Recruitment for the East Blood Services Division, where he works in partnership with Recruitment Process and Planning leadership, key recruitment-related functions and field leaders to drive improvements in how the organization recruits blood and platelet donors.

Prior to this role, Chaplo served as vice president of National Sales for Preparedness and Health and Safety Services (PHSS) with the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he brought extensive experience in growing revenue to the nonprofit industry, making incalculable contributions to the evolution and growth of PHSS.

Chaplo is a sales and marketing industry leader with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success. He has contributed immeasurably to the high-tech and telecom industries through his executive tenure with several leading companies, where he developed sales and marketing strategies resulting in extraordinary revenue growth.

Chaplo has a Master of Business Administration in management and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Science from Utica College of Syracuse University. He has also completed executive education programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University. 



Jeff Meyer
Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts and Connecticut Blood Services Regions

Jeff Meyer joined the Massachusetts and Connecticut Blood Services Regions as CEO in November 2013. Prior to that time, Meyer served as the CEO of the Northern California Blood Services Region, operating out of Oakland, California, for 2 ½ years.

Meyer has been with the Red Cross in several key management positions since 2001. He served as the senior director of Finance and Planning for the Western Blood Services Division, including blood regions in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

One of Meyer’s key accomplishments with the Red Cross was overseeing a $41.6 million project that included the construction of a 201,000-square-foot facility in the Southern California Blood Services Region. The project involved consolidating major functions while maintaining a high level of customer service.

Meyer is a regular platelet donor. Counting double and triple donations, he has given more than 180 units as of December 2013.

Meyer earned his Bachelor of Science from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He also spent two years in the Peace Corps serving in the West Indies.

Meyer, a Maine native, has two children with his wife, Marisol.