Pamela Baker Gratton has been named Branch Manager of the American Red Cross Cayuga County Branch, Central New York Region Chief Executive Officer Rosie Taravella announced March 12.
The Cayuga County Branch at 11 State St., Auburn, is part of the Red Cross Central New York Chapter, which covers Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties.
Pamela was selected from a talented and experienced group of candidates by a committee that included Cayuga County Branch Advisory Council members, volunteers, community leaders and American Red Cross Central New York Region senior staff.
“It is an honor and privilege to be part of an organization that touches so many lives in Cayuga County through emergency response, blood services, health and safety training, and military and international support services,” Pamela said. “I’m excited to be the voice for the Cayuga County Chapter and bring my years of experience to the Red Cross mission.”
Pamela, a Cayuga County resident, has more than 20 years of professional experience in program management, public relations/marketing and community relationship development for SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, Bryant & Stratton College in Liverpool, and Junior Achievement of Central New York. Most recently, she served for seven years as owner/president of TroubleTree Enterprises, which helped Central New York companies understand how to implement traditional marketing, actionable content marketing, and emerging social media projects.
The public is invited to meet Pamela and discuss Red Cross services and volunteer opportunities in Cayuga County at a “Meet & Greet” from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Curley’s Restaurant, 96 State St., Auburn.
“We’re thrilled to have someone like Pamela on our Central New York team who has experience and skills in such key areas as fundraising, program management and marketing,” Rosie said. “Pamela will look to partner with volunteers, businesses and community leaders to expand awareness and increase access throughout Cayuga County for the services provided by the Red Cross.”
A native of Western and Central New York, Pamela earned a Masters of Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Psychology from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Pamela currently lives in a 100-year-old farm house in Meridian (Cayuga County) with her husband, Charlie, and three children: R.C., 20, Phillip, 19, and Olivia, 16.