Suburban Propane CEO appointed chairperson of N.J. Regional Council of American Red Cross

Whippany-based Suburban Propane Partners on Monday said its CEO and president, Michael Stivala, was appointed to the position of chairperson for the New Jersey Regional Council of the American Red Cross.

Michael Stivala.

“As one of the most influential nonprofit organizations in the world, the American Red Cross has been on the front lines of many of the most significant humanitarian efforts in history,” Stivala stated. “Through the national partnership that Suburban Propane has enjoyed since 2012, as well as through my personal engagement with the many leaders, volunteers and employees of the Red Cross, I have gained firsthand knowledge of its critical mission in serving local communities here in New Jersey, and around the world. I am truly honored to accept this appointment, and I would like to thank the members of the New Jersey Regional Council for their support and trust in me.”

Stivala has served on the Regional Council of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region since January 2020. As chairperson, he will work closely with members of the New Jersey Regional Council, providing insight and guidance to help drive continued growth for the New Jersey Region. The New Jersey Region includes three chapters and three blood donation centers and serves more than 8.8 million people living in the state.

“Our American Red Cross region is fortunate to have the national headquarters of Suburban Propane located right here in New Jersey, where we can enjoy engaging Mike and his amazing team in local initiatives while helping to facilitate their national support,” Rosie Taravella, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region, stated. “Mike’s business acumen and tremendous passion for our mission will serve our Regional Council well as he begins this term as chairman.”