David Morgan Named New CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
Experienced Wisconsin Y Leader to Take the Helm
January 26, 2018
Source: Greg Dobson, CVO
Job Title: Board President, YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
David Morgan, new CEO at YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
Greg Dobson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is pleased to announce the selection of David Morgan as the new CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo. Morgan will officially begin his role on February 19, 2018, replacing Steve Springsdorf, who retired in October 2017.
In making the announcement, YMCA board Chair Greg Dobson noted the community building skills of the new appointee. We re excited to have Dave move into this role. We had a number of very experienced candidates interested, and we re excited that with this selection, he will help expand the Y s role in the community, drawing on his experiences in creating partnerships. He has demonstrated his ability in playing key roles at the Stevens Point and Madison Wisconsin Y s.
Morgan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Resource Management. Morgan has been the President and CEO of the YMCA of Stevens Point since 2005. During his tenure in Stevens Point, he developed strong partnerships with area school districts, non-profits (Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, United Way) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. These collaborative experiences stood out to the Greater Kalamazoo YMCA search committee.
The opportunity to serve the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is a wonderful fit for me and my family, said Morgan. I look forward to joining the exceptional staff team to create even more opportunities to strengthen the foundations of the community as we build relationships and partnerships with others interested in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
When Steve Springsdorf indicated his desire to retire last year, we knew that we had a strong staff team capable of managing the work of the YMCA, said Dobson. We asked Jim Migliaccio to step in as the Interim CEO and the staff has helped to make sure we kept the momentum going. Migliaccio has done a great job with this including overseeing the ongoing construction work.
The YMCA is in the midst of a construction project, adding a new 7,000 square foot entrance with program spaces to the 130,000 square foot Maple Street facility. A new warm water instructional pool is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018 which will complement the current 6-lane lap pool.