The Anaheim Family YMCA Board of Directors has selected Richard Good as the new President and CEO effective April 1, 2015.
(Left to right: Current CEO Paul Andresen is pictured with New CEO Richard Good)
He will take the place of current CEO Paul Andresen, who will retire afterÂ a remarkable 44-year career with the YMCA movement, and the last 14Â years with the Anaheim Family YMCA.
The nationwide CEO search was led by YMCA of the USA (National Headquarters) search professionals and a local selection committee made of up YMCA Board Members. Richard Good was selected after an extensive interview process.
â€œWe are very pleased to have Richard Good lead this organization,â€ said Jill Bolton, Chair of the YMCA Board of Directors. â€œWe are confident he will continue to grow the Anaheim Family YMCA and advance its mission to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.â€
Since 2009, Good has served as Executive Director and CEO at the YMCA of San Joaquin County in Stockton, CA. Good increased the Y staff from 130 to 370, reflecting a budget growth from $1.4M to $3.3M, resulting in 45 new programs and 18,000 participants. He expanded the after school program from eight to 24 sites, a $1.6M initiative. Good also increased fundraising efforts by 360%.
Prior to his position at the YMCA of San Joaquin County, he had a successful 28-year career with Boy Scouts of America holding positions as Special Projects Director (2008-2009), Executive Director (2000-2008), and Chief Fundraising Officer (1996-2000).
â€œIt is an honor and an extremely humbling opportunity to be selected to continue the historical legacy of the Anaheim Family YMCA,â€ said Good. â€œI look forward to serving and working with community residents, businesses and community partners in a collaborative nature to meet the needs of our youth and families.â€
Good will replace Andresen, whose leadership has earned the Anaheim Family YMCA state and nationwide recognition for its youth development programs, healthy community initiatives, volunteerism and community collaborations.
Andresenâ€™s career with the Y began nearly 50 years ago at Camp Fox on Catalina Island where he washed dishes for $5 a week. Since then, Andresen moved up the ranks as a cause-driven leader in the national Y Movement, and for the last 14 years has served as the President and CEO of the Anaheim Family YMCA.
â€œIâ€™ve had the privilege of seeing families grow, seeing kids learn lifelong values, seeing teens become leaders, seeing staff accomplish their career goals and seeing neighbors come, volunteers, participants together and give back,â€ stated Andresen. â€œIt is with humble appreciation that I say thank you to our board, staff, donors and community partners for all their support during my tenure as your CEO.â€
Andresenâ€™s leadership has stronglyÂ positioned the Anaheim Family YMCA to continue nurturing the potential of kids,Â promoting health living and fostering social responsibility.
In 2014, theÂ Anaheim Family YMCA impacted nearly 20,000 program participants in 62 programÂ sites across Anaheim, Cypress, La Palma and Stanton, with the dedication of 458 staff, 765Â volunteers, and numerous supporters and community partners. The Y also provided over $1M in financial assistance and youth scholarships.