The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Pamela Holz has been named executive director for the Tennessee River Chapter. Holz replaces Katy Hagstrom in the position, who returned to her home state of Michigan with her family. The Tennessee River Chapter serves 12 counties in middle Tennessee.
Holz will oversee volunteer development, fundraising, relationship management, stewarding the board of directors and leading the local Red Cross team from the Clarksville chapter office.
“We are thrilled to have Pamela join the Red Cross leadership team in Tennessee,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive for the Tennessee Region. “Her passion for serving the community and her commitment to getting the Red Cross mission out in the public really excites us. We look forward to supporting her in her new career.”
Previously, Holz served as the Center Operations and Program Manager for the USO Fort Campbell and Nashville. In that job, she oversaw more than 17,000 military guests a month in the world’s largest USO facility. Previously to her work at the USO, she started her career as an educator in a one-room schoolhouse in Minnesota. She is a graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.
Holz is passionate about service to her community and looks forward to working with volunteers with the American Red Cross. “I am happiest when I am serving,” she said. “I love helping people and taking care of people. The role I was in with the USO was very fulfilling, but I wanted to do more. When the opportunity came with the Red Cross, I read the job and it was a perfect fit. I feel the job was written for me. I am so excited to have been selected for this position.”
The Tennessee River Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, Perry, Lewis, Maury, Giles, Lawrence, and Wayne Counties as well as Fort Campbell, Kentucky.