Red Cross hires Knorr

16 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Joyce K. Knorr, MSB, has been appointed branch manager of the Presque Isle office of the American Red Cross-Pine Tree Chapter. An experienced non-profit executive, Knorr will plan and implement effective Red Cross service delivery to the people and communities of Aroostook County.
    She will also work with local Chapter leadership, staff and volunteers to facilitate disaster planning for the northern region of the Pine Tree Chapter, and identify and secure funding.
“We are very pleased to have Joyce Knorr working out of the Chapter’s Presque Isle office,” said Suzan L. Bell, the Chapter’s executive director. “Her experience, energy and familiarity with people and organizations throughout Aroostook County will help us provide more services for more people in the future.”
Knorr comes to the American Red Cross-Pine Tree Chapter with more than 15 years experience in sales, marketing, development, and public relations for non-profit and profit-making organizations. She has served in many volunteer roles throughout her career, and has organized and promoted more than 100 successful fund-raisers, seminars, trainings, conferences, and meetings.
“I am very honored and humbled in accepting this position,” said Knorr. “I have always admired and appreciated the diligent work of the American Red Cross. On the day my father unexpectedly passed away nearly 30 years ago, my family and I experienced personally the rapid response and support of the American Red Cross while living in Valdosta, Ga., where my husband was serving in the U.S. Air Force.
“He was contacted by a wonderful Red Cross volunteer who helped us care for our immediate needs,” she said. “I am truly grateful to be able to promote this wonderful organization and to help lead its cause among the caring and compassionate citizens of Aroostook County.”
Knorr, who lives with her husband, George, in Caribou, has a Master of Science in Business degree from Husson College in Bangor. She served as a community leader with the Caribou and Fort Fairfield Chambers of Commerce and the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives.
The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross serves northern, central, and eastern Maine with fire and disaster relief, Armed Forces Emergency, community preparedness, and health and safety training services.