Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne Names Justin Pendleton as Chief Executive Officer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CHEYENNE RELEASE) - The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously named Justin Pendleton as the next Chief Executive Officer. The Club conducted its search process with the assistance of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO Search Team.
Justin is a well-versed child development professional with over 17 years in the nonprofit sector. In his career, Justin has served youth in many different capacities including working directly with at-promise youth at the Cathedral Home for Children’s residential treatment program and assisting junior and senior high school students working towards their higher education goals with the LCCC GEAR UP Program. Since 2013, he has helped the youth of Laramie County realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens at the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne. He has worked at every level in the organization ranging from youth development staff member to Chief Operating Officer and, most recently, Interim Chief Executive Officer. These roles helped him gain skills and knowledge necessary for him continue to move this organization forward to meet its goals and strategic plans. Justin is a passionate and mission-driven leader with a proven and successful track record that ensures continued success.
Born and raised in Cheyenne, WY, Justin has a personal investment in his community. Being able to give back and provide youth with an opportunity to learn and grow in a fun and safe environment is an exciting honor for him. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate from the 2017-18 Leadership Cheyenne class and Boys and Girls Club Advanced Leadership Program. His certifications include: QPR Gatekeeper Instructor (Suicide Prevention), First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogen Trainer, and Career Development Facilitator.
For Justin, this new opportunity is an honor, “The years I have worked with youth have gifted me so many opportunities that have prepared me for this career defining moment. Being given the opportunity to give back to a community that has supported me from an early age makes me want to do the same for the upcoming youth. The support and strength that my family has given me through the years, coupled with the opportunities presented to me by coaches, teachers, and other community members, has made me into who I am today. The children of Laramie County and surrounding areas deserve the same.”
As CEO, Justin’s responsibilities include leading the organization’s strategic direction, oversight of organizational operations, financials, programming, brand reputation, talent recruitment, resource development, and stakeholder relationships. The CEO also serves as the organization’s primary ambassador and lead communicator. Justin, in partnership with his team, will oversee the organization’s Clubs. The CEO reports to Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne Board President, Mike Williams.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne:
Since opening in 1997, the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne has focused on inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. The Club provides afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6-18. The annual fee for afterschool programming is only $10 per year. For more information, visit www.bgcchey.org.
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