Joseph R. Koons serves as Supreme Governor, the chief presiding officer of the Loyal Order of Moose. He was elected to this position at the 125th International Convention in Milwaukee in May 2013. He previously served as Supreme Jr. Governor during 2012-13, and Supreme Prelate during 2011-12. Joe has served on the Supreme Council since June 2004, six years before than on the Mooseheart Board of Directors and four years before that on the International Community Service Committee.
Joe joined the Moose in 1970 as a member of Danville, PA Lodge 1133, where he holds a Life Membership. He served through the chairs, served as Administrator, and is a Past Governor. He also holds membership in Selinsgrove, PA Lodge 1173. A member of Susquehanna Moose Legion 89, Joe has served the Pennsylvania Moose Association as District President, Youth Awareness Coordinator, and as Government Relations Chairman. He served as Association President during 1999-2000.
A member of the 250 Division of the 25 Club, he received the Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1984, and the Pilgrim Degree of Merit in 1991.
Joe retired in 1999 after 36 years of professional service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; he still serves part-time as a consulting therapist for troubled youth. He has also served on the Township Municipal Authority. He is also a member of the Masons, Elks, and Eagles fraternal orders, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and Sunnybrook playground. He has coached Little League and has served the Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster. Currently, he is on the board of the Danville Playground Association, and serves as a member of the Valley Township Municipal Authority.
Joe enjoys golf, gardening, and politics in his spare time.
Joe and his wife, Connie, reside in Danville, PA. They have two children and four grandchildren.