Summit YMCA director takes job in New York

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Jeff Alevy, Executive Director of the Summit Family YMCA in Newnan, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Olean-Bradford Area YMCA in upstate New York.

Alevy has been with the Metro Atlanta YMCA for 13 years. In 1998 he was part of the opening team at the Arthur M. Blank Family YMCA downtown Atlanta where teen outreach and community re-development was the main focus, said Summit Family YMCA Media Relations representative Marianne Thomasson.

Thomasson said from there, Alevy was recruited to Henry County where he was the lead staff in the development of the Henry County Y. In 2009 he was hired as the executive director of the Summit Family/Fayette Outdoor YMCA.

Alevy holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and in Education with an emphasis on Recreation Management.

Dan Pile, Sr. Vice President of Operations of the Metro Atlanta Y, stated, “Jeff started with us by developing our teen building program at the Arthur M. Blank Family Youth YMCA. He introduced it to the corporate community and school boards and did a fabulous job demonstrating his innovative spirit.

“He was allowed the opportunity to develop a new Y in Henry County from scratch. After a successful experience developing community advocacy programs, we recognized his talent and offered him the opportunity to lead the Y in this community, as well as implement a consolidation and merger between the Fayette Y and Summit Y. He consolidated volunteer, staff teams and programs under one operation,” Pile continued.

“Jeff’s character is one of impeccable integrity and work ethic. He is competent and trustworthy and instills love and compassion as an institutional value with the staff and volunteers. He possesses a steadfast commitment to our mission: for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”

Brandon Lovett, chairman of the Summit Board of Directors, echoed Pile’s opinion of Alevy, saying, “Jeff has done an outstanding job, helping to bridge the community gaps we all knew existed. We are certainly fortunate to have had him with his integrity and work ethic.”

About replacing Alevy, Lovett said, “There is a process that involves a community-wide, statewide and nationwide search. The process will start after the first of the year with a search committee and the Summit Board will have input. It is our desire to continue to provide an environment that can really change lives.

Alevy’s new position will put him in charge of two full facility YMCAs with one new planned facility in a neighboring community. The existing Ys have childcare centers and 11 after-school sites.