The YMCA of Greenville and Hunt County has named Christa Compton as the new Chief Executive Officer following several months of her helming the organization as the interim CEO. The announcement came as the Board of Directors expressed their confidence in Compton and their appreciation to the staff after another successful summer of programming.
“Christa has provided a calm and steady hand during changes in our organization,” said Micah Parks, president of the YMCA Board of Directors. “She has proven her ability to lead these past months and over her 10 years with the Y. We are incredibly excited at how she, the staff and the Y are poised to grow.”
Compton began her career with the YMCA in Greenville as sports director in 2005. Since then, she has undertaken more responsibilities while progressing to be senior program director, and interim CEO before attaining her current position.
She has overseen all youth sports, afterschool childcare, special events, aquatics, and health and wellness programs, while securing grants to support the organization’s mission of serving the community. Compton has a bachelor’s degree in health and sociology from Texas A&M University-Commerce and has earned numerous certifications and licenses through the state of Texas and the national YMCA.