Anthony Walters, President & CEO

A photo of Anthony Walters, just after being selected as the new President and CEO of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads named Anthony Walters as its new President and Chief Executive Officer on December 2, 2019. In his new role, Walters will be responsible for continuing to position the Y as a non-profit leader committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“I am very excited that Anthony will be our next CEO and look forward to working with him in his new role,” said Terrie Edwards, Chair, Board of Directors for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. “His passion for the Y, his commitment to partnering with the communities that we serve, and his skill in leading and developing strong teams, will enable him to build upon the solid foundation that Billy George has laid over the past seven years. Anthony is a strategic thinker who listens well and leads with conviction. He has the full support of our Board of Directors, and we look forward to working with him as our next CEO.”

“Growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, the Y was a daily refuge for me. I played basketball there frequently with my friends, developed my confidence, sharpened my athletic skill set, and gained an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. And now, after nearly a 20-year career with the Y movement, I have been given the opportunity to lead an organization with which I am deeply connected. I am blessed,” said Walters.

Walters’ hope as the CEO is that the Y is regarded as one of the most important places for neighbors to connect and engage with one another, in an environment that has the ability to change lives.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads Association Management

Amelia Baker


Chief Marketing Officer

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Jamie Childress


Vice President of Youth Development

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Christine Duncan


Vice President of Finance

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Adam Kahrl


Chief Operating Officer

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Josh Kelly


Vice President of Property & Equipment

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Dean Mattix


 Chief Strategy Officer

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Susan Ohmsen


Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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R.A. Parks


Vice President of Property & Assets

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Bill Zazynski


Chief Property & Facilities Officer

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