YMCA of the USA – New President/CEO appointed

Date: 06 October 2014

“…The Y-USA Board of Directors began the search for Neil Nicoll’s successor with the goal of hiring a cause-driven leader who is committed to Y-USA’s strategic direction and can add to the Y’s momentum by building on everything we accomplished as a Movement during Neil’s tenure. In Kevin Washington, we found all of these qualities.

Kevin is a widely recognized and respected leader in our Movement and is very familiar with Y-USA. He most recently served as Chairman of the CEO Advisory Committee that guided the development of Delivering Our Cause, Y-USA’s strategic plan for 2014-2017. He also was a member of the Y-USA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009. Kevin previously provided leadership to Y-USA’s National Diversity Initiative, Aquatic Safety Task Force and National Mentorship Program.

He also has held prominent national leadership roles among his peers, serving as Chairman of the YMCA North American Network from 2012 to present, the North American Metro 30 from 2006 to 2008 and the North American Urban Group’s Chief Operating Officers group from 1998 to 2000.

At the local level, Kevin’s career has been characterized by a commitment to investing in communities and ensuring all people have access to the Y. Since becoming President and CEO of the Boston YMCA in 2010, Kevin has expanded membership across the association, increased diversity and engagement among the Board of Directors to better reflect the greater Boston community and implemented a childhood-education quality initiative that benefits thousands of children and families…

Christine Marcks Chairman YMCA of the USA Board of Directors”