Reginald E. Gordon, Esq.
President & CEO

Reginald E. Gordon, Esq.

Mr. Gordon is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He attended public schools in Richmond. He received his undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Duke University. He received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.

Mr. Gordon began his professional career as an Attorney for Central Virginia Legal Aid in Emporia, Virginia. After that he was employed by the national headquarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. as an in-house counsel specializing in biomedical law. He eventually became a Senior Associate General Counsel and the national Ethics Officer. He returned home to Richmond in 1997 and worked as a Fund Developer with the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. He was selected as the first Executive Director of Homeward in 1998, the coordinating organization for homeless services in the Richmond Region. After seven years with Homeward, Mr. Gordon became the Executive Director of William Byrd Community House, a multi-service poverty prevention agency, addressing the needs of low income children, families, seniors and single adults in the city of Richmond. In July of 2007, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross. His territory expanded over the years. When he left the Red Cross in June of 2016, he was the CEO for the Virginia Region of the American Red Cross. He was responsible for Red Cross service delivery, operations and management of staff throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. In July of 2016, Mr. Gordon became the Director of the Office of Community Wealth Building for the City of Richmond. He was promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services in 2018. The Human Services portfolio included the Office of Community Wealth Building; the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Engagement; the Office of Older Adults and Disability Services; the Office of Children and Families; the Office of Equity and Inclusion; and the Departments of Social Services, Justice Services, Parks and Recreation; and Richmond Public Library. After leaving his position with the City of Richmond, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond Memorial Health Foundation in July 2023.

Mr. Gordon has served on an array of boards and committees in the Richmond community. He is the past chair of the board of Leadership Metro Richmond and Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. He is an honorary member of the Richmond Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a founding member of the Ujima Legacy Fund. He is the first recipient of the Reginald E. Gordon Community Leadership Award presented by the Virginia Capital Chapter of the American Red Cross.

To connect with Mr. Gordon, please email Gaye Ryan at [email protected].

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