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Campbell Receives TN Professional of the Year

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Josh Campbell, chief operations officer and co-interim CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee (BGCSCTN) received the Professional of the Year Award during the Tennessee Area Council conference in Murfreesboro on August 25.

“Josh is a strong leader who has a passion for serving youth,” said BGCSCTN Board Chair Bruce Hull. “He was instrumental in the Club’s expansion to 14 sites that serve more than 1,200 youth each year, while also enhancing youth programming and staff training. Josh is extremely deserving of this award, and we are grateful for his dedication.”

Campbell joined BGCSCTN in 2017 serving the dual role of Spring Hill unit director and director of program quality. He then transitioned to full-time director of program quality before being promoted to chief operations officer in 2019. Campbell has worked in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) movement since 2004, having served in a variety of roles in Michigan and Hawaii before arriving in Tennessee.

Under Campbell’s leadership, BGCSCTN has built and maintained a strong culture of staff training and learning. He is a certified Weikert Center Youth Works Methods Trainer and BGCA Tier 2 National Trainer. He has utilized his knowledge and expertise to elevate all BGCSCTN training members as certified Methods and Tier 2 trainers. As a result, frontline staff received more than 1,000 hours of training during the past year.

In addition to the Professional of the Year Award, Campbell has also received the 2022 BGCA Train the Trainer Award, 2021 BGCA Professional Association’s Set the Pace Award, 2019 BGCA Program Honor Award for Top Academic Success Program in the Nation, and the 2018 Gateway to Impact Award.

“Josh is a strategic and creative leader whose knowledge and passion for the Club mission has helped to guide the organization in a period of significant growth,” Hull said. “He has played a vital role, along with our other outstanding team members, in making our Club one of the most successful in the country.”

Since its charter in 1999, BGCSCTN has expanded its services to include youth and teen centers in Columbia, a Club in Pulaski, and school-based programs in 11 schools in Maury County. For more information, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee:
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee (BGCSCTN) opened in 1999 when it was officially chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 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. Club programs are designed to accomplish three key goals for youth: academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.

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