For Stan Law, returning to Charlotte means coming home.
On July 7 2021, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte announced its president and CEO, Todd Tibbits, will leave the organization in August to take the CEO position with the YMCA of San Diego County in California.
Since then and following an extensive national search, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte announced on November 15 Stanley (Stan) Law, the current president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, will become its next president and CEO, effective early January 2022.
Law is a Charlotte native who began his career with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte as an after school counselor and worked his way up within the organization before taking on leadership positions at the YMCAs of Greater Washington and Greater Cincinnati. He then served as president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham before taking on his current position at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina in 2017.
“I’m excited to welcome Stan and know he’s the right person coming to our Y at the right time,” said Theresa Drew, board chair of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, in a statement. “His extensive YMCA background and passion for our mission, connections to the community, and his deep experience in operations, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and leadership encompass the broad spectrum of qualities our Y needs in its next leader. The board is confident in Stan’s ability to lead our Y through this challenging time and to position us well for the future.”
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has 17 branches and two overnight camp locations. Members, youth and community members are served through high-quality facilities, programming and partnerships, which are focused on building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y has seen a leveling-off of membership numbers this year, with membership sitting at just over half of what it was prior to the pandemic. The organization’s day and overnight camp programs had a successful summer, serving thousands of kids at nearly full capacity. Membership and programming fees represent 90% of the Y’s revenue, of which $40 million was lost in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead the YMCA that served me as a child, through swim lessons and camp, and where I began my career,” said Law in a statement. “Returning to Charlotte means coming home. I’m incredibly passionate about the community, and the Y’s ability to serve where the needs are greatest.”