I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the board of the Great Miami Valley YMCA as the CEO. My wife (Stefanie) and I immediately felt at home as we toured the community and met the staff, volunteers and members. I have been the beneficiary of having worked for the YMCA movement for 31 years. All of my YMCA experience has been with the YMCA of Greater Louisville. The YMCA Mission drives me every day to impact as many lives as we can through our work. There are many challenges communities are facing today. I believe the YMCA is well-positioned to be a leader, partner, collaborator, convener and supporter of efforts to strengthen the foundations of community. I look forward to serving in this role and building on the tremendous history this YMCA has established over the past 130 years.