Director of Operations and native of Bloomington /Normal, Joy Winnell, is deeply invested in the community. Having grown up in these fair twin cities, Joy has spread her joy as a professional in the local industry, both serving the community, and developing a passion for the arts. She contributes her time to local markets, art festivals, and businesses all around, as well has participated on the board of the Mclean County Arts Center, sits on an Advisory Committee with the YWCA Labyrinth Clean Slate Program, and is 2017 Alumnus of the Multicultural Leadership Program.
To help in these endeavors, Joy has a formal education from Bradley University where she’s earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising. Her studies have taught her the disciplines of communication, public relations, and marketing to further help her succeed in what ever venture she touches.
Aside from being part of the BN Realty team, Joy has a creative streak, designing bespoke cards, and incredibly scented, homemade soy candles as a side business. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, DIY home projects, and playing with her furry children. She loves her family and friends dearly, and in the future sees herself growing with BN Realty by connecting with buyers, sellers, and vendors just like she has with the wonderful community of Bloomington/Normal.