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Dan Gillan is New YMCA Executive Director

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Albany, Ga – Daniel J. Gillan began his duties as President/Chief Executive Officer of the Albany Area YMCA on Monday, October 7. Gillan came to the YMCA from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as Defense Consultant, Senior Associate. Booz Allen Hamilton provides strategy and analytical services in support of Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany.

Daniel J. Gillan began his duties as President/Chief Executive Officer of the Albany Area YMCA on Monday, October 7.

Gillan served 32 years as a United States Marine, retiring in 2009 after serving two years as CEO and Commander of the Maintenance Center Albany at MCLB. At MCLB, Gillan led a workforce of over 2000 Marines and Civilian Marines while managing an annual budget with revenue of over $375 million.

In addition to his many career accomplishments, Gillan is also a fitness enthusiast who is certified as a Personal Trainer and Aquatic Fitness Professional. His relationship with the Albany Area YMCA began in 2008 as a member. In January 2011, he began leading Y members in Boot Camp fitness classes four days a week. Gillan is very active in community activities and organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Knights of Columbus, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Boy Scouts of America, Youth Ministry and Albany Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.

The Albany Area YMCA has served the Albany Area since 1910. The organization currently employs approximately120 people and serves 5,900 members and thousands of program participants taking part in fitness, sports, aquatics and child care activities. The Y is a non-profit organization that serves the community through programs focusing on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

Community members and the media are invited to a Meet & Greet for Dan Gillan on Monday, October 14 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Leadership Room of the Albany Area YMCA, 1701 Gillionville Road.

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