Ernie Morris is the new executive director of the Wyoming County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Morris, of Wyoming, is a retired banker, Boy Scout leader and Wyoming Central School Board member. He succeeds Dale Palesh of Bliss, who stepped down last summer after five years.
The director of the chapter is responsible for its fiscal stability, as well as its day to day activities and training programs.
Morris said he is confident the skills he has gained from the public sector will serve him well in his new role.