American Red Cross; Springfield, Mo.; May 5, 2015 — Stacy Burks is at work as the new executive director of the American Red Cross of Southern Missouri. She began her duties on May 4.
Burks has been the field representative in a 10-county area for Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) since 2011. In that capacity she provided community outreach, worked with municipal, county and regional leaders and implemented community events for Blunt. Burks was the Southwest Missouri district office director for former Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) from 1999-2011.
“I am excited by this opportunity and look forward to continuing my work in our community through the efforts of the local Red Cross chapter,” she said.
Burks was named after a two-month search process. As executive director she will be the face of the Red Cross in the community and have oversight of service delivery. The American Red Cross of Southern Missouri covers 29 counties and is headquartered in Springfield with offices in Joplin, Lebanon and West Plains. There are about 1,400 volunteers serving their neighbors in the Southern Missouri area.
Dr. Roger Huckfeldt, board chair of the Southern Missouri chapter, said, “We welcome Stacy and know she will be a strong asset in working with Red Cross volunteers, staff and community partners.”
Burks is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Missouri and past board member for Leadership Springfield. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
She and husband, Steve, reside in Springfield with their three children.
If someone would like to support the Red Cross mission and help those in need, they can visit http://www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.