For Immediate Release: October 21, 2022
Contacts: Bruce Hull, Chair
BGCSCTN Board of Directors
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee Names Ginny Wright as Chief Executive Officer
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee (BGCSCTN) announced today that the Board of Directors has unanimously named Ginny Wright as the next Chief Executive Officer, effective October 31, 2022. BGCSCTN conducted its search process with the assistance of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO Search Team.
“Ginny Wright joins Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee with over 20 years in the Boys & Girls Club movement,” said BGCSCTN Board Chair Bruce Hull. “Ginny is a transformational professional who has successfully led multiple clubs, developed staff, driven revenue, and increased impact throughout her career. Ginny grew up in Smyrna and is excited to be back in Middle Tennessee.”
Wright began volunteering at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County when she was 16. She worked in clubs as a youth development professional through high school and while attending the University of South Carolina. In 2005, Wright began working full time for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County. She held multiple positions providing a first-class program and increased average daily attendance to almost 400 kids a day.
In 2013, Wright was named CEO for Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County. In her tenure as CEO, she modernized club and organizational practices, developed staff and volunteers, and created relationships throughout the Carter County community. Under her leadership, the organization more than doubled its attendance and operating revenue and Wright was named the 2017 Southeast Region New Executive of the Year.
Wright joined the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport in 2021 to help re-open sites, increase staff training and development, and improve the club member experience. During her time in Kingsport, she created the first full-time social and emotional well-being coordinator position in collaboration with Ballad Health and other area Boys & Girls Clubs, re-opened three club sites, and created an organization-wide training program.
In accepting the position, Wright stated: “I am so incredibly honored and excited to join the strong board and staff team of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee. I believe that every young person in every community deserves world-class out-of-school experience. I look forward to building relationships with my team, businesses, organizations, and other stakeholders in the community to continue to serve more kids in better and better ways. I will work to ensure our organization helps kids through any challenge they may have. I will be here for every child that walks through our doors because that is what they deserve.”
As CEO, Wright’s responsibilities include leading the organization’s strategic direction, oversight of organizational operations, financials, programming, brand reputation, talent recruitment, resource development, and stakeholder relationships. The CEO also serves as the organization’s primary ambassador and lead communicator. Wright, in partnership with her team, will oversee the organization’s clubs. The CEO reports to BGCSCTN Board Chair, Bruce Hull.
BGCSCTN opened in 1999 when it was officially chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Club programs are designed to accomplish three key goals for youth: academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. BGCSCTN has achieved national and state recognition for academic program success and currently serves more than 1,200 youth per year through youth and teen centers in Columbia, a Club in Pulaski and school-based programs in 11 schools in Maury County. BGCSCTN is dedicated to making south central Tennessee a better place to live and work by ensuring that all children that walk through our doors graduate from high school ready for college or employment and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information, visit bgcsctn.org.