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YMCA Announces New President / CEO

KSAL Staff - March 14, 2014 3:52 pm

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The Salina YMCA has a new leader.

According to the organization, Angie Lassley has been selected President and CEO. Lassley’s professional career spans 26 years at YMCA Associations in Salina, Wichita, Indianapolis, IN, and Lexington, KY.

Lassley grew up in Salina, and began her YMCA professional career at the Salina Family YMCA. She held positions of increasing responsibility at Associations in Wichita, Indianapolis, and Lexington, KY. Lassley returned to the Salina Family YMCA in 2012, where she has served as School Age Director, then Director of Human Resources and Development, and most recently Interim CEO for the past four months.

Lassley earned bachelor of science degrees in human resource management and business quality management from Southwestern College.

Ross Ostenberg, Chair of the Board of Directors, said, “After several months of an extensive nationwide selection process, the search committee and the Board are very pleased that Angie has accepted the leadership position. Angie has done an outstanding job as Interim CEO these past several months. We are confident that with her leadership, the Y will become an even greater asset to the Salina community.”

“The Salina Family YMCA is a tremendous charitable organization for Salina and surrounding communities. While the fitness facilities are a cornerstone, the Salina Family YMCA is much more than just a ‘gym and swim.’ The Y supports people of all ages and abilities, including those without the ability to pay. The recently completed annual campaign exceeded the goal of $100,000, which will be used to support children and families in need in our community. The Salina Family Y is one of the largest providers of affordable child care in the area. We have partnerships and community collaborations with literally dozens of organizations in Salina and the surrounding areas. The Salina Family YMCA has served the community since 1886, and will continue to be a strong positive organization under Angie’s leadership,” said Ostenberg.

Lassley said, “I am pleased and excited to accept the position as President and CEO of the Salina Family YMCA. My first YMCA job was actually with this Y, and the Y has been my only career. I have the passion and interest to help this successful Association reach new levels in engagement and growth. I know the staff, the facility, and the volunteers. I have deep relationships within the Salina community and the Y Movement, which gives me an insight on opportunities and successes,” said Lassley.

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