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Daryle W Unseld Jr. joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana as new President & CEO

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana announced the appointment of Daryle Unseld Jr. as its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 14.

Unseld has long served the Louisville community and comes to Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana from Metro United Way, where he served for 11 years and will end his tenure there as chief equity and impact officer, a Boys & Girls Club news release stated. He was just promoted to that role late last year.

Unseld replaces Jennifer Helgeson, who left the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana in November to become president of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana.

Helgeson has served as president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana since 2010 Prior to his service at Metro United Way, the 11-year U.S. Air Force veteran held positions in Louisville Metro Government and the YMCA of Greater Louisville, according to the release. In his youth, he attended the Newburg Boys & Girls Club and worked at the East End Boys & Girls Club as a teen.

“I am truly humbled to serve the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana to advance its mission during this critical time for youth in our city,” Unseld said in the release. “The clubs positively impacted my life, and I will work hard to continue to accelerate the momentum of the organization to support the aspirations of young people, and their rights to self-determination.”

His experience will be essential to Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, one of the area’s largest out-of-school time providers that has offered over 79,000 hours of nontraditional Instruction assistance to youth during the Covid-19 pandemic, the release stated. Unseld will help advance the mission of inspiring and enabling young people in our community who need it most. He brings a strong sense of community and passion for the mission. Unseld is a graduate of Louisville Southern High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville, an MBA degree from Saint Leo University and certificates in nonprofit executive leadership and fundraising management from Indiana University's School of Philanthropy.

"Our board of directors and staff are extremely excited to introduce Daryle as our new CEO to help us make an even greater impact on the youth of this community," said Josh Rose, board president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana.

From Louisville Business First (January 25, 2022). Read original article here.

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