The Goldsboro Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Bruce Griffin will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 5, 2018. He will succeed John Richards, who served as CEO for 21 years and retired on August 31, as previously announced.

Bruce Griffin currently serves as Resource Director for Y-USA in West Virginia and Kentucky, a position he has held since 2015, and has more than 27 years of experience in YMCA leadership. His impressive track record in Membership Satisfaction and in supporting YMCA Annual Campaigns make him an ideal choice to lead the Goldsboro Family YMCA.

“We are delighted to welcome Bruce to the YMCA,” said Betsy Wisniewski, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Goldsboro Family YMCA. “Bruce is a proven YMCA leader. He is highly respected by many from within the Y Movement, and brings great energy, excitement and enthusiasm to serve the Goldsboro community. He is a tried and true Y leader who embraces the opportunity to return to the Goldsboro Y, where he served as Senior Program Director between  2000 and 2002. He has a deep commitment to providing superior service to build on the past successes of our Y and help develop it in new ways.  His wealth of experience in Annual Campaigns will be an asset as our Y begins planning our first Annual Campaign, which will take place in 2019. We have great faith that Bruce will provide stellar leadership at our Y as we seek to implement our mission: “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.” 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization which strives to have meaningful impact on the lives of residents of Wayne County,” said Wisniewski. “Great days are ahead in the near future for our YMCA, as we are seeking to better serve our community through establishing an Annual Campaign that will help impact and change lives here.  I look forward to seeing our Y play an increased role in improving the quality of life in our area.” 

In his current role as Resource Director, Bruce Griffin provides leadership, operational, and strategic support to 23 local YMCAs in Kentucky and West Virginia with annual budgets ranging from $154K to $12.8M.  He consults in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, and community partnerships.  In the areas of membership and programs, annual support, and capital planning, Griffin increased his overall portfolio revenue by 7% over a two-year period (2014-2016), including 25% in contributed support.  He also provided support for two state alliances.

Previously, Griffin was Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a $30 Million Association, where he had oversight of six family centers with revenues of $16.8M and supervision of centralized association leadership in membership, wellness, and aquatics.  Griffin partnered with family center executives to increase annual support by almost 40% in a twelve-month period.  He also supervised the Association Children’s Advocacy Center, the dedicated department that provided after school child care to 53 county-wide locations with a budget exceeding $11M.  He had indirect oversight for over 100 full-time and 1100 part-time employees.  Previously held positions include Senior Executive Director (2006-2013) at the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Executive Director (2002-2006) at the Reuter Family YMCA in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bruce Griffin received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from North Carolina Wesleyan College. 

The Goldsboro Family YMCA, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.  The Goldsboro Family YMCA  is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.