March 19, 2013

YMCA CEO Leaves for Pan Am Games Role

The YMCA of Oakville Board of Directors announced today that president and CEO Darryl McKenzie will leave the organization to take on the position of vice president, Volunteer Services of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

“We are happy for Darryl and wish him well in his new role, although we accepted his resignation with great regret,” says Board of Directors chair Lindsay Williams. “He is an exceptional leader who has strengthened the management and operations of the YMCA of Oakville. He leaves as his legacy a healthy and vibrant organization poised for growth.”

Darryl McKenzie joined the YMCA of Oakville as interim CEO in September 2009 and was appointed president and CEO in December 2009. Prior to coming to Oakville, he was general manager, Support Services, at YMCA Ontario, which provides resources and management support to YMCAs throughout the province.

“I have worked within the YMCA movement for 10 years and it has been a wonderful experience,” Mr. McKenzie says. “In Oakville I’ve been very fortunate to work with a fantastic staff and volunteer team, and with partners and supporters who share the Y’s commitment to building healthy communities.”

Ms. Williams said the Board of Directors will immediately begin a national search for the next president and CEO, with the goal of having someone in place by July 1, 2013. Darryl McKenzie will remain with the Y until April 30.

The Y delivers programs and services in 50 locations in Oakville.  As a charity that strengthens community in spirit, mind and body, the Y has been part of Oakville for more than 50 years and has made our community stronger by helping people reach their full potential. Last year more than 25,000 people participated in YMCA of Oakville programs.