Lakeland, FL – Bob English, Chief Volunteer Officer of the YMCA of West Central Florida is pleased to announce the selection of Kirk Eich as the new CEO of the YMCA of West Central Florida. The selection culminates a nationwide search conducted by a committee of volunteers who serve on the YMCA’s Board of Directors.
Eich is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, where he/she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation. Eich brings over twenty three years of Y experience to the YMCA of West Central Florida. Most recently, Eich served as the President and CEO of the Athens YMCA, Athens, GA, where he/she was responsible for overall management of $4.6 million in program operations. Eich is very involved in the community and is a member of the Athens Rotary Club, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of YMCA Professionals.
Eich will succeed Alice Collins who is retiring from Y service after a successful 29 year career with the YMCA including 19 years as CEO of the West Central Florida YMCA. Eich will assume the CEO position on October 14.
Eich is enthusiastic about the opportunity to make the YMCA of West Central Florida the very best it can be. He is also looking forward to working with the volunteers and staff to assure a strong Y for future generations and strengthen the foundation of our community through programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Eich enjoys playing basketball, fishing and golf. His hobbies include gardening and spending time with his family. Eich is married with two young children.
About the Y
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. For more information go to ymca.net.