Lisa Hurst named new President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

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Lisa Hurst named new President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Knoxville, Tenn. – Lisa Hurst has been named the new President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV).  Hurst has been with the organization for 25 years, currently serving as the Executive Vice President.

Lisa Hurst

“The board is thrilled that Lisa has accepted the position of president and CEO,” said R.L. “Bunny” Oakes, III, chairman of the organization’s Corporate Board of Directors. “The search committee conducted an extremely thorough national search for the new President and Lisa came out as the top candidate. Her passion and dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs are what is necessary to succeed as President and CEO, and we know she is the perfect fit.”

“I’m excited to lead the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley into this next phase,” said Hurst. “I firmly believe that I can provide the leadership to our team to fulfill our vision of ensuring that every child in our community has access to our programs, achieves academic success, lives a healthy lifestyle, and becomes a productive citizen.”

Current BGCTNV President and CEO John D. Lee recently announced his retirement from the organization. His retirement is effective December 31, 2011.

Hurst is available for media interviews. For more information or to set up an interview with Lisa Hurst, contact Sarah Pope at (865) 584-0550 or spope@ackermannpr.com.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs currently serves more than 5,600 youth and teens, ages 5 to 17 years throughout the Tennessee Valley region. The organization also provides 404,401 USDA hot meals and snacks annually for youth free of charge. The Clubs serve a variety of youth, more than 80% of whom live with a single parent, foster parent or other nontraditional guardian. There are 16 Club locations strategically placed throughout Knox, Blount, Loudon and Northern Anderson Counties. The organization employs more than 260 trained, professional, caring staff and welcomes more than 1,200 volunteers annually. It is a charter member of United Way.

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