DHR engaged in CEO search for the YMCA of the USA

June 27, 2014

Global executive search firm DHR International has been selected to lead the executive search for the new CEO and president of the YMCA of the USA. Current CEO and President Neil Nicoll will step down from the position once his replacement has been selected.  DHR’s Executive Vice President Mary Lee Montague and Executive Vice President Wendy Pangburn will lead the search with the YMCA of the USA Search Committee chaired by Sharon Allen, immediate past board chair for the YMCA of the USA and former chairman of the board of Deloitte LLP.

Nicoll will be retiring after an outstanding 46 year tenure with the organization. He was named CEO and president of the YMCA in May 2006 and is the 13th person to lead the organization in the United States. Nicoll began his career with the YMCA as a program director for the Howard County branch of the YMCA of Greater Baltimore.

About the YMCA:

YMCA of the USA is the national office for the nation's 2,716 YMCAs, which serve 22 million people each year, including nearly 10 million children under the age of 18. The YMCA of the USA operates with 334 employees on an annual budget of $99 million with $160 million in total assets. YMCA of the USA’s endowment is currently valued at $85 million. Forty million dollars is raised yearly in total annual contributions, including grants, individual contributions and major gift donations.

At the YMCA of the USA, strengthening community is their cause. They focus their work in three areas:

  • Youth Development – nurturing the potential of every child and teen
  • Healthy Living – improving the nation’s health and well-being
  • Social Responsibility – giving back and providing support to our neighbors

About DHR International:

For 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit www.dhrinternational.com.