Julie Wiecken has been hired by the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for the newly created position of full-time community market manager for Callaway County and three other Central Missouri counties.
Wiecken will be based at the Callaway County branch office at 350 Sycamore St. in Fulton.
Under a reorganization plan, Wiecken will work full time and also serve as community market manager for the counties of Boone, Audrain and Randolph.
Wiecken has been working as an American Red Cross volunteer and as a paid staff member for more than 11 years.
Wiecken received a degree in business management from Columbia College and joined the Red Cross as a volunteer first-aid instructor. She also instructed volunteers on cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) that are used to help save the life of a person in cardiac arrest or having a heart attack.
Seven years ago Wiecken moved into a Red Cross paid staff position as the emergency services director for Mid-Missouri. She led the local response to Hurricane Katrina, assisting hundreds of people displaced by the storm.
Six years ago she rejoined the health and safety program as the education and marketing director.
A native of Central Missouri, Wiecken has been living in Centralia with her 4-year-old son.