The Eastern Kansas Chapter, American Red Cross, has a new chief executive officer.
Sharonne McGee has been named the chief executive officer of the American Red Cross – Eastern Kansas Chapter chapter.
“With her background of community outreach and relationship-building skills, we believe she will be an excellent asset in helping further the Red Cross mission within our community,” said Matt Meyer, CEO of the Red Cross - Kansas City region.
McGee has more than 15 years of management, new business development, and community outreach experience. She has a significant background in sales and most recently worked in member marketing outreach for a nationwide insurance provider.
Since 2000, she has volunteered for the Calvary Community Outreach Network providing marketing and outreach development. CCON is a not-for-profit organization based in the African-American community whose mission is to improve quality of life by attending to the spiritual, physical, economic and social needs of individuals and families through innovative programming. Established in 1994, CCON began as an outreach ministry of Calvary Temple Baptist Church. CCON has evolved into a multifaceted organization that provides services in three areas: HIV prevention education, youth development and health and wellness.
McGee earned her Master of Business Administration from Ottawa University and a Bachelor of Science in integrated communications from the University of Central Missouri.
McGee is a native of the Kansas City metro area, originally from the midtown area of Kansas City, Mo. She and her husband, Ellis, have been married for 25 years and have three children: DaRon, 25, JaVon, 21, and Alexis, 8.
While the name of the Wyandotte County Chapter, Red Cross, recently changed to Eastern Kansas Chapter, the office location remains the same at 1600 Washington, Kansas City, Kan. The Wyandotte County Chapter has included other counties for some time.
The Eastern Kansas chapter of the Red Cross serves more than 225,000 people living in the Kansas counties of Wyandotte, Miami, Franklin, Anderson, and Linn.
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, visit redcross.org or the blog at http://blog.redcross.org.