YMCA of Greensboro Names Rhonda Anderson President and Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of Greensboro’s Board of Directors has named Rhonda Anderson as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 13. Rhonda comes to Greensboro from the YMCA of Charlotte, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the last two and a half years. In that role, Anderson was responsible for the operations of 19 branch locations and two resident camps.
“We are delighted to welcome Rhonda as our new CEO. Her financial acumen, strong track record of driving results, and commitment to diversity and inclusion made her a standout candidate for the role,” said Phil Barnhill, Chief Volunteer Officer at the YMCA of Greensboro. “She brings a wealth of expertise in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, and we are confident that she will lead our organization with a new focus and energy that continues our growth and expands our impact on the community.”
Prior to her role with the YMCA of Charlotte, Anderson spent five years as the CEO of The Community YMCA in Red Bank, N.J., where she led a revitalization of the organization’s fiscal health and advocated for the implementation of a critical social initiative to provide licensed counselors to elementary and middle school students. Anderson possesses several years of additional experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, including more than 9 years with Johnson & Johnson.
“I am deeply honored to have been selected to lead this dedicated team of changemakers at the YMCA of Greensboro and to drive continued support for the community,” said Anderson. “I look forward to working closely with the board, volunteers, Y team members and community leaders to grow our impact and service to the community.”
Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University. A former college basketball player, Anderson was inducted into the Cornell University Athletics Hall of Fame.
This announcement follows the resignation of the YMCA of Greensboro’s former President and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Jones. Jones left the organization at the end of May to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer with the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix.
Kathleen Price Bryan Family YMCA Executive Director David Heggie has served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer at YMCA of Greensboro during the executive search process.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I also want to extend a profound thank you to David for his excellent leadership and exceptional work as interim president and CEO during this period of transition,” added Barnhill. “We are grateful for his service.”