Whether you’ve come to the Y to work or work out, to have your children learn and grow, or joined us as a volunteer or donor, you know firsthand that our organization’s capacity to change lives, build relationships and strengthen communities is unmatched. The success of our collective work depends on strong visionary leadership.
"On behalf of the YMCA Board of Directors, I am thrilled to announce that following an extensive national search, Bruce Ham will become the YMCA of the Triangle’s new president and CEO," said Kari Stoltz, YMCA of the Triangle Chief Volunteer Officer.
Ham assumed his position on Jan. 1. He was formerly the Chief Development Officer.
"I, with the full support and endorsement of our Board of Directors, feel confident Bruce is the right person to lead the organization into the next chapter of our YMCA. He brings more than 30 years of Y experience and a proven track record that will continue to build on the strengths of our YMCA, the incredible work happening across the region through Y programs and services. Bruce will lead us to set new direction as our Y continues to bridge gaps and strengthen our community," said Stoltz.
Ham succeeds YMCA of the Triangle President and CEO Doug McMillan who retired at the end of 2022 after more than 50 years of service to the organization and 29 years in his current role.
"The YMCA has changed my life. I first walked in the doors as an awkward college student looking for a part-time job. There are few entities that have impacted the trajectory of my life as much as the Y," said Ham. "I have seen our impact firsthand. "We touch the lives of thousands of people day in and day out. Children, teens, families, young adults, seniors – walking through our doors feeling welcomed, loved and accepted. We must keep up this good work! I am excited and energized to do that work alongside each of you – moving our Mission and Community forward together."