It is with very mixed feelings that I announce our CEO, Bill Lamia has decided to retire effective June 30, 2021. Many members of the board have had the great pleasure to work closely with Bill for many years and are truly grateful for his dedication, focus, and leadership as our YMCA's CEO.
On behalf of the board, I am delighted to announce that Kathy Fisher has been appointed our new CEO, effective July 1, 2021. Over the past 18 years, Kathy has assumed an expanding role working closely with Bill to ensure the YMCA's operational effectiveness and relevance in the community. Over this time, Kathy has demonstrated strong leadership, operational skills, and a keen awareness of community and member needs necessary to lead our YMCA into a future filled with opportunities. Please join me and the board in congratulating Kathy on her new role.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to offer Bill our sincere thanks for his 20 years of dedicated contributions and professional expertise. Please join me in wishing him well as he moves onto life's next chapter.