Alan McCurry serves as one of two Executive Vice Presidents in the American Red Cross and is responsible for enhancing the organization's ability to provide the seamless delivery of Red Cross services especially disaster preparedness and response that the public expects in both a domestic and international setting.
As the executive vice president, he is responsible for integrating resources and support functions to successfully build disaster preparation and response programs to meet the requirements of the future while continuing to fully respond to the crises of today.
Prior to joining Senator Pat Roberts' staff as the principal advisor on issues ranging from homeland security to foreign affairs, McCurry enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. As acting commander of the Navy Recruiting Command, he led a successful organization that recruited 55,000 men and women into the Navy annually. He also served as the liaison officer for the U.S. Representative to the Military Committee at NATO, as commanding officer of the USS Dixon (AS-37) and USS John Adams (SSBN 620), and on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A graduate of the University of Kansas and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, he completed graduate-level studies in the areas of national mobilization, industrial preparedness, joint and combined operations planning, and the management of resources for national security. McCurry is a native Kansan as is his wife Gail Fralic McCurry.