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Gene Arlen Erickson

Gene Arlen Erickson, American blood center executive.


  • Erickson, Gene Arlen was born on March 17, 1935 in Northbend, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Elmer and Bernice (Ramsey) Erickson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1957;Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1958.


    • Executive trainee, Warwick Hotel, New York City, 1958-1958;field junior auditor, Laventhol, Krekstein, Horwath & Horwath, Certified Public Accountant's, New York City, 1959;office and properties manager, Barton Brands, Washington, 1959-1960;office and properties manager, Barton Brands, Chicago, 1960-1966;manager administrative services, Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, 1966-1973;executive director, United Blood Services, Chicago, 1974-1978;executive director, Carolina-Georgia Blood Center, Greenville, South Carolina., since 1978.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Chairman Demonsthenes Foundation, Greenville, since 1979. Board directors Greenville Rehabilitation Center, 1981-1985. 1st vice president Speech, Hearing and Learning Center, Greenville, 1983-1985.

    Member American Heart Association, Greenville, 1983-1984, advisory cabinet Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, since 1984. Served with United States Air Force, 1958-1964, with research. Member American Association Blood Banks (Southeast district board directors since 1986), Council Community Blood Centers (board trustees Washington chapter 1985), South Carolina Hospital Association (associate), Palmetto Blood Bankers Association Clubs: Poinsett (Greenville).

    Lodges: Rotary.



    Avocations: bridge, gardening, cooking, walking, reading.


    • Married Margaret Fleming, June 12, 1965 (divorced January 1971). 1 child, Paula Kathleen.
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    Born March 17, 1935