Greene County Foundation welcomes new executive director

The Greene County Foundation welcomed Sherri Knieriem as the new executive director.

Long-time executive director Cam Trampke retired in December of 2017.

Knieriem has experience working with a foundation previously, but she is looking forward to working closely with donors.

She most recently served as Associate Director, Marketing and Annual Giving at the Indiana University Foundation, where she worked for over 20 years.

Knieriem explained she has experience leading teams, as well as managing budgets and marketing efforts that drive organizational awareness and branding.

A press release from the Foundation states, “She was integral in helping create, manage and implement award-winning work in advertising, publications and interactive media. Sherri has been active in her community as a Board Member of Owen County YMCA, a Licensed Foster Parent and a 9-year Team Leader for the IU Foundation United Way Campaign.”

Knieriem is a Daviess County native with three school-age children. She earned her B.S., Marketing and M.I.S., Informatics & Computing degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.

Knieriem said her previous position was very specialized, so she is excited to work with the small staff and being involved in more personal aspects of the foundation.

“I’m excited to meet with the donors and learn more about what the organization does. I will get to do a wide variety here,” Knieriem said.

“I am looking forward to meeting our current and future donors in person. It is truly inspiring how forward thinking and insightful these folks are in making local impact now and into the future.”

Greene County Foundation Board of Director President Kevin Kramer noted he is looking forward to working with Knieriem.

“Sherri’s passion for Greene County and the surrounding communities, in addition to her proven capability of excelling in a Foundation environment, uniquely position her for success in this important community position,” Kramer said.

Looking forward, Knieriem said she has a few updates in mind, such as redesigning the logo and updating the website.

“I am ready to get out and see the donors more,” Knieriem said.