Former Board Chair Moves to Executive Office
John Ferretti, the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), has been chosen to lead the organization as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made today by the Board’s Vice Chair, Michael Franklin, President and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital.
“Following an extensive search for a new leader, we found the most qualified candidate was already part of the team overseeing the organization,” said Franklin. “John has the ability, knowledge and expertise to continue to guide the Blood Bank of Delmarva’s transformation into the future.” Ferretti replaces Roy Roper, who announced last September his intentions to retire at the end of March.
John brings to the position over 25 years of executive and entrepreneurial leadership experience as a performance-driven CEO, board director and private investor. He is known for his ability to identify and spearhead profitable business opportunities, transform operational processes, and secure capital for manufacturing and technology companies. “I look forward to working with the BBD team and serving our Delmarva Community,” noted Mr. Ferretti.
In addition to his work with BBD, John serves on the boards of the Visiting Nurses Association of Christiana Care Health System and the ARC Angel Fund. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and his MBA from Monmouth College in New Jersey.
John will officially begin his duties as President and CEO at BBD on April 1.