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Jeff Scheibel New President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

Monday, December 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Jeff Scheibel New President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing
Midwest Native to move from the Dallas YMCA

LANSING, MI – Catherine Jacobs, President of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing, is pleased to announce the selection of Jeff Scheibel as the new President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing.

Scheibel brings over 26 years of Y experience to his new position in Lansing. Most recently, Scheibel served as the Vice President of Operations at the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA, where he was responsible for overall management of nearly $7 million as part of a 23-branch, $61.5 million operation. He has served as President of Kiwanis, President Elect of Rotary, active member of Downtown Dallas Inc., as well as the Association of YMCA Professionals. Scheibel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education.

Scheibel has been actively involved in many critical areas that have led to the success of the Dallas YMCA, including the Strategic Planning Leadership Team, Membership Task Force, Coaching and Leading Others Team, and the Turkey Trot event. The Turkey Trot is one of the 10 largest running events in the country with nearly 40,000 participants annually.

Former YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing President and CEO, Tony Fragale, joined the staff of the YMCA of the USA, headquartered in Chicago, in September of this year. Larry Leatherwood, a retired Michigan Department of Transportation leader and local volunteer, served as Interim CEO during the transition of leadership.

"We were delighted to have many very qualified candidates to choose from,” said YMCA Board Chairperson Catherine Jacobs. "The volunteers on the selection committee worked tirelessly to make the very best decision for the future of our YMCA. Jeff’s interest in our organization is a testament to Tony’s great work and the potential impact of our YMCA for the future of the Greater Lansing community.”

While in Dallas, Scheibel was part of the team that led the YMCA in significant membership revenue growth, a capital campaign for the T. Boone Pickens Branch, and expanded community partnerships for program and membership development. Before Scheibel joined the staff of the YMCA Dallas Metropolitan YMCA, he served YMCAs in Fort Worth, Texas, La Porte, Indiana and Waukesha, Wisconsin.

"Sue and I are excited to make Lansing our home,” said Scheibel. "I can’t wait to work with the volunteers and staff of the Lansing YMCA to build upon the foundation of excellence that the community has come to expect from the YMCA. I will look forward to partnering with others in the community as we seek to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”

Scheibel shared that "I came away inspired by the vision of the volunteers and staff, and their enthusiastic commitment to the YMCA. There are countless opportunities to continue to grow and expand our mission-based programs that will impact the lives of the kids and families in our community.”

Jeff added that "The mission of the YMCA is the foundation for everything that we do. In my short time of being associated with the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing, I see such great work going on, not only at all of our six branch locations, but in our program sites in the communities that we serve.”

"The incredible work that we are doing with the Hope Scholars Program, and the Mayor’s Camp in the summer, is very impressive and inspiring. I am honored to be part of such a great organization.”

Jeff and his family enjoy the outdoors, including skiing, camping, and sports at all levels. Jeff and his wife, Sue, have one son, Matt, who currently is in his first year at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has six operating units including Mystic Lake Camp near Clare and branches Downtown, on Lansing’s Westside, in the Oak Park area to the South, in East Lansing and DeWitt. The YMCA employs nearly 500 individuals and serves nearly 16,000 memberships throughout the community. A volunteer board of directors provides leadership to the Association, a member of the national organization – the YMCA of the USA.

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver lasting personal and social change. and

December 30, 2013



Kristine Richmond

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