Amber Wood started her Red Cross career in 2008 as a Community Chapter Executive in Clinton, Iowa. Her leadership role expanded over the next five years to include managing a Red Cross office in Rock Falls, Illinois, and serving as the interim Community Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross in Dubuque, Iowa. In October 2014, Amber was named Executive Director for a newly formed American Red Cross serving the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois, a 19 county area including the Quad Cities area, West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Amber has a Bachelor of Science in Communications Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University. Amber has an extensive background in non-profit management; she has been successful in building partner relationships with area businesses, organizations, and other community-based groups.