Williams had served as the nonprofit’s interim president and CEO since February, when former head Dan Dummermuth accepted the same position at YMCA of Middle Tennessee. For three years prior, Williams worked as the organization’s chief operating officer.
“The Board of Directors of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is extremely pleased to announce the selection of Boyd Williams as our next President and CEO,” YMCA Board Chair Tom Kennedy said in the news release. “Boyd brings not only 20 years of experience but also unmatched passion to our cause.”
Williams will oversee operations at eight YMCA Family Centers, 15 before- and after-school sites, four aquatic centers, two metro district recreation centers and a year-round resident camp and conference center at Camp Shady Brook in Deckers. Those amenities serve around 115,000 people, according to the release.
“The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been positively affecting lives in the community for the past 136 years and I am honored to be selected to lead this respected organization into the future,” Williams said in the release. “I am committed to ensuring our organization remains steadfast in offering programs and services that truly make a difference in the lives of our members.”
Williams has worked for YMCA for 20 years and served the past three years as chief operating officer before stepping into the interim leadership role. Originally from Wisconsin, Williams started with YMCA in 1994 as youth and family director of the Neenah-Menasha YMCA. He served as group vice president for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee from 2007 until going to work in Colorado Springs in 2011.
Williams will continue to work at the organization’s regional headquarters at 316 N. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs.