Palestine YMCA's newest CEO, Cynthia Piersol was accompanied by her husband John and her youngest son Mason.
After a thorough search, the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Palestine announced the hiring of a new CEO, Cynthia Piersol. The search was extensive search and brought numerous applicants but the search committee narrowed the field to three candidates whom were invited for interviews. After careful consideration, Cynthia Piersol was selected as the new CEO to lead the YMCA of Palestine in the Y Movement.
Piersol brings with her over 25 years leadership experience with the Girl Scouts of America. Her widespread experience and enthusiasm about the mission and vision of the YMCA have the board of trustees and staff greatly anticipating her leadership in moving the Y forward, the board said in a press release.
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The YMCA of Port Arthur is also proud to welcome a new CEO! William “Bud” Oliver took post as the new president and CEO of the YMCA of Southeast Texas in early June.
“We are excited to be adding someone with Bud’s experience to our team and, in my discussions with him, know that he will be a good fit for the future we have all envisioned for our Y,” Manuel Ramon, YMCA of Southeast Texas interim operations manager said in the release.
In his 26 years with the YMCA, Oliver has moved up the ranks steadily — opening two new YMCA branches from scratch and overseeing two capital campaigns worth $5 million.
“We are very happy with the results of our nationwide search and are confident that, with his extensive experience, Bud will be a fantastic addition to — not only the YMCA of Southeast Texas — but our entire community,” Holman said.
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Kerr County YMCA welcomes new CEO, local Kerrville resident, Greg Peschel. Peschel was selected after a two month long national search drawing nearly a dozen candidates from four different states.
Since 2009, Peschel has served as Minister of Discipleship and Media at Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville. In his position he managed the education programs, recruited and trained volunteers and handled conflict resolution. He is credited for founding KCYR 101.5, a Christian radio station. From 2003 to 2009 he served as Minister of Youth at Trinity Baptist Church as well where he developed a 20-week annual leadership program for youth and conducted fundraising events for projects and trips.
“The Board was very patient and diligent in finding the right person to take the Y to the next level. Together we spent months working with the YMCA of the USA to recruit and interview qualified candidates passionate about our youth and enthusiastic about growing our sports, day care, child care, and after school programs. Greg had all the right ingredients and an overabundance of passion to take us to the next level. His upbringing and love for Kerr County was an added bonus as he is loved and respected in this community,” shares Chief Volunteer Officer Robert Templeton.
Proudly, the Kerr County YMCA celebrated 50 years of child care to the community this past November. Continuing to expand this successful program, Peschel looks forward to revitalizing the youth sports program, expanding the after-school enrollment, and transferring his wealth of experience as a youth minister to excite the summer camp and seasonal camp experience.
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