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Kevin Washington    

President & CEO of YMCA

A 36-year YMCA professional who has been President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston since 2010, Mr. Washington is a widely recognized and respected leader in the Y. He served as Chairman of the YMCA CEO advisory committee that guided the development of Y-USA’s strategic plan for 2014 to 2017, and was a member of the Y-USA Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009. In Boston, he is credited for investing in communities, ensuring all people have access to the Y and implementing programs that are helping thousands of children and families to learn and thrive. He previously was President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford for 10 years, and held executive positions with YMCAs in Chicago and Philadelphia.

Mr. Washington, 60, will be the 14th person to lead the Y in the U.S., and the first African-American.

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Washington earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Temple University.

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