Cass County YMCA names new executive director


Lisa Swaim, Chief Volunteer Officer of the Cass County Family YMCA has announced the appointment of Brent L. Kelley to the position of Executive Director of the Cass County Family YMCA. 

“The YMCA search committee was impressed by the integrity, professionalism, and vision Brent Kelley demonstrated as Director of the Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center in Kokomo," Swaim said. "Members of the committee learned of Mr. Kelley’s strong drive and commitment to improving the lives of children and families and his remarkable achievements toward that goal which have been accomplished during his five and one-half year tenure as director of the Kinsey Youth Center.  Brent’s long held desire to join the YMCA family and his personal philosophy of using a team approach to leadership will be a great fit for the Cass County Family YMCA organization.  We look forward to Brent’s talent and vision ushering the Cass County Family YMCA into its next exciting chapter.” 

As Director of the Robert J. Kinsey Youth Center Kelley has been responsible for the
management of a $2.3 million budget and supervises 80 full and part-time staff members.  He was a Caseworker and Program Director at Kinsey before being promoted to the Director position in January of 2008. 

A graduate of Adrian College in Michigan, Kelley also holds several certifications and trainings related to his employment at the Kinsey Center.  Kelley also serves as the District 1 representative on the Cass County Council. 

Kelley resides in the Twelve Mile area with his wife, Melissa, and their three children. 

“I am very excited about being given the opportunity to join the YMCA team," Kelley said. "I am equally excited to work with the YMCA Board of Directors, the staff, members, and the community at large in furthering the Y’s mission of putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.  I believe the Executive Director position is a good fit for my personality, interests, and experience.  I am very eager to get started.” 

Kelley will begin his duties at the Y on Monday, July 22.