Volunteer of the Year
Old National Names 2013 Volunteer of the Year
Joe Kenworthy, Terre Haute, Ind.
“The best of both worlds.” That’s how Terre Haute, Ind., native Joe Kenworthy describes the balance he enjoys between his career as an Old National Insurance account executive and his volunteer service to Honey Creek Fire & Rescue and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Reserve.
In 2013, Kenworthy logged more than 720 total volunteer hours, earning him the honor of being Old National’s Wayne Henning Volunteer of the Year. The award is given annually to the Old National associate who best exemplifies the meaning of community care and involvement.
Kenworthy has been a member of Honey Creek Fire & Rescue for nearly 40 years. He is a previous firefighter of the year. He has served as a Vigo County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy for 20 years, earning two Meritorious Sheriff’s Commendations in the line of duty and one Sheriff’s Award for “service above and beyond.”
While Kenworthy said he was “absolutely blown away” to be named Old National Volunteer of the Year, he isn’t motivated by recognition. “I really prefer to fly under the radar,” he said. “I’m fortunate to have a ‘hobby’ that helps people, and I really enjoy that."