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Richard W. Pollock
President & CEO
YMCA of South Palm Beach County
Richard Pollock has served as President & CEO of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County since December of 2006. Prior to his appointment, he filled the role of chief executive officer of the Community YMCA in Red Bank, NJ. Pollock has 38 years of experience with the YMCA, having also served as COO and Senior Vice President of the Capital District YMCA in Albany, NY, CEO and Executive Director of the Plattsburg YMCA in Upstate New York, and director of the YMCA Conference Center Peniel-by Galilee in Tiberias, Israel. His first experience at the YMCA was as a summer counselor at Camp Fitch in Springfield, PA and later as Youth Director of the Youngstown, OH YMCA.
A graduate of numerous YMCA leadership training programs and international leadership institutes, Pollock earned a bachelor’s degree in history and education at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio and has completed graduate work at at the Springfield College Institute for Executives of Non-profit Organizations in Springfield, MA.
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County operates two main family centers in Boca Raton and in Boynton Beach. Two other satellite facilities are located in NCCI’s corporate headquarters and at the Volen Center. The association serves approximately 12,000 members and reaches 50,000 people annually through sports, camping, afterschool programs, wellness, aquatics, and community outreach. The Y’s purpose is to strengthen community by promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Mr. Pollock’s family includes wife, Mary Jo, daughter Shelby, who is employed by Michael Kors in New York, daughter Shenley, who works for the Community YMCA in Red Bank, NJ, her husband Peter and Grandson Jack.