The Grand River Area Family YMCA has a new Director. The YMCA Board made the announcement Monday afternoon, that Michael Pope will become the new CEO on March 18th.
Michael Pope currently serves as a Manager II of Operations at Amazon, a position he has held since 2016. He has experience in managing operations and developing employee teams both at Amazon and ConAgra Foods. Additionally, he has been an Engineer Officer with the Corps of Engineers and United States Army. He continues as a Reservist with the Army National Guard. Mr. Pope holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Geography, and a Master of Science Degree in Athletic and Sports Business Administration.
Dr Roger Barnes, Chair of the selection committee, says “We are excited to welcome Michael to the YMCA, Michael’s experiences of building, developing and leading teams, and managerial skills will serve the YMCA well. We know that Michael will provide the leadership to guide the Chillicothe, Brookfield and Carrollton Y’s as they continue their mission of ensuring members of the YMCA have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.”