The San Angelo YMCA is pleased to announce that A.J. Moore has been hired as the organization's new CEO effective May 12th. Moore, who has been serving as associate director, has replaced CEO Pete Thiry, who retired after more than 35 years with the YMCA.
"A.J.'s passion for the YMCA and his dedication to our mission are unparalleled," said Board President Vance Jones. "During the interview process he impressed us with his vision for the YMCA's programming, its facilities, its staffing structure and its fundraising. There's no doubt he's ready to take up the mantle of the Y's top job and lead us into an exciting future."
"I'm ready for this challenge," Moore said. "I care deeply about the YMCA, its mission and the people we serve."
Moore began his career at the Y in 1991 and served two years as program director, coordinating the organization's youth sports and aquatics programs. He served as the head track/cross country coach at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 1993-2000. He returned to San Angelo to serve as assistant track coach at Angelo State University, then rejoined the Y in 2004 as the physical program executive before being promoted to associate executive director in 2014.
Thiry retires after 36 years with the Y. He served 11 years as the CEO at the Y in Big Spring after positions with the organization in Abilene and El Paso. He has served as CEO in San Angelo for the past eight years.
Jones praised Thiry for his service and leadership, which included overseeing the San Angelo Y's 2012 renovation and expansion project.