Bill Lawlor – Vice President, Atlantic

Headshot of Bill LawlorBill Lawlor is the Vice President for the Canadian Red Cross in Atlantic Canada. He joined the organization in 1998 and has served in a variety of capacities and programs throughout the years. 

Bill has been a primary spokesperson with media and a frequent representative with other strategic stakeholders including public government standing committee appearances. Although his involvement has been mostly related to Emergency Management, he has also worked in Community Health & Wellness and government relations. In 2014, Bill became the Provincial Director for New Brunswick operations and added Prince Edward Island to his portfolio in 2018.

When disasters strike in Atlantic Canada, Bill works with provincial and local public authority leadership to support those impacted by what has become all too frequent disruptive events. He has experience in many local emergencies including, but not limited to, Sussex Bus Crash (2001), September 11 diverted airplanes (2001), Badger NL Floods (2003), Hurricane Juan (2003), Hurricane Igor (2010), RCMP Moncton Shooting (2014), NB Ice Storm (2017), Fredericton Mass Shooting (2018), back-to-back historic flooding along the St. John River (2018 & 2019), Hurricane Dorian (2019), COVID-19 Pandemic (2020), Nova Scotia Mass Shooting (2020), Hurricane Fiona (2022), and the Nova Scotia Wildfires (2023).

He has volunteered in minor sports in support of local football and basketball leagues. Bill lives in Saint John, New Brunswick with his wife and three children.