Hunter Retiring from YMCA of Central Mass.
WORCESTER -- The YMCA of Central Massachusetts has announced that Kathryn Hunter will retire from her position as president and CEO effective May 31, 2019 after almost 40 years with the YMCA movement that started at the YMCA of Greater Springfield.
Hunter submitted her retirement plans to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors in November.
Hunter has served the YMCA of Central Massachusetts since 1987 and as CEO for almost the past 15 years. During her tenure, the YMCA has grown to its presence in an effort to meet ever-changing community needs and now delivers impact across nearly 70 cities and towns in Worcester County.
“Kathy’s knowledge and diligence in implementing the Y’s strategic plan has contributed greatly to the organization,” John Doyle, chair of the Association Board of Directors for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts said. “Completing two capital campaigns, the Y has been able to reinvest in new facilities and program delivery while reaching $1 million in annual support contributions so all people can benefit from the Y.
“Hunter led the YMCA of Central Mass with a collaborative spirit, building a strong cause-driven organization dedicated to strengthening communities through the focus areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” he continued. “Kathy had an unwavering commitment to the organization’s mission and purpose, her talented staff and Board of Directors. We are very grateful for her many accomplishments and stewardship that will benefit future generations.”
Working with the YMCA’s Region Director, a search committee has formed with the intent of bringing on a new CEO by May.
The YMCA of Central Massachusetts serves 70 Central Massachusetts towns through six branches, including the Montachusett Community Branch in Fitchburg and the Leominster Community Branch.