Joe Holt

BS, Sociology, Specialization in Employment Relations, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
MA, Sociology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Joe joined ACD as the Development Director in October of 2020.  Prior to ACD Joe was the Regional Chief Development Officer at the Missouri-Arkansans Red Cross in 2019 to 2020. Under Joe’s direction in FY19 and FY20 they exceeded fundraising goals as well as blood collection goals, while simultaneously navigating and optimizing a Beta process for the National RC. Prior to his work at the Red Cross, Joe comes with an extensive Union background and was a National Coordinator for the Service Employees International Union where he had a successful organizing career of 10 years. His career included representational work as well as new organizing with local campaigns including organizing adjunct faculty at Washington University, Saint Louis University, St. Louis Community College, St. Charles Community College and other victories in other states around the country including Hartford University and Fordham University adjuncts to name a few. . Joe also supported organized labor efforts internationally in the Philippines and Morocco.  In his time as an organizer he also had successes in political and community organizing. Joe also worked as an investigator with the Missouri Public Defender’s St. Louis County office for 2 years and has taught Sociology as an adjunct at Lewis and Clark Community College.

Fun fact: I enjoy camping and traveling in my free time.