Alex Villa joined the American Red Cross serving Central and South Texas as the Chief Operating Officer in 2016, and is responsible for the delivery of mission services to nearly 8 million Texans. Prior to, Alex served six years with the American Red Cross in Central California in Disaster Cycle Services, and supported National relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin Missouri tornadoes, Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, and Hurricane Harvey.
Most notably, Alex is credited for the development and implementation of the Sound the Alarm Home Fire Campaign, an initiative in which the Red Cross installs smoke alarms in low-income, at-risk neighborhoods across the country. To-date, the program has installed over 1.5 million alarms and has a recorded 658 lives saved nationwide.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Young Chamber, is a mentor for the Crossroads Scholarship Fund, and a project mentor for the Hispanic Austin Leadership program.