Feb 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Shannon Wedge
American Red Cross

Shannon Wedge is the executive director for the American Red Cross serving South Central and Southeast Kansas which covers 21 counties in Kansas.  She has worked for non-profits for over 20 years raising money for many organizations including United Way of the Plains, Episcopal Social Services, Goddard Education Foundation and the Red Cross.  She has a BA in Advertising from Wichita State University.  She is always rooting for WSU and the Chiefs. (Her brother in law is the new WSU baseball coach.) Go Shocks!  In her spare time, she enjoys supporting her 4 children’s school and sports activities.

Last year the American Red Cross

  • responded to over 62,000 disasters,
  • collected more than 4.7 million blood products
  • and enrolled over 2.2 million people in first aid, AED and CPR trainings
  • Provided services to military members, veterans and their families through Services to the Armed Forces over 422,496 times
  • And on average more than 464,000 children a day receive measles or rubella vaccination through the Red Cross and our partners.