YMCA announces new CEO, replacing Andy Calhoun

Todd L. Tibbits taking over YMCA in 2016
Todd L. Tibbits taking over YMCA in 2016 YMCA photo

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte announced Tuesday that Todd Tibbits will take over as president and CEO of the nonprofit in April 2016.

He will succeed Andy Calhoun, who will end his 16-year tenure to begin a new role with the Y’s national office, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), as previously announced.

Tibbits currently serves as chief operating officer of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities in Minnesota, where he directs the day-to-day operations of a $134 million association with 22 facilities, seven resident camps, 90 child care centers and 10 day camp sites.

“Given his extensive and impressive operational experience ... and his commitment to the Y’s Christian mission to serve all, Todd is the ideal servant leader to be our next CEO,” said Bailey Patrick, chair of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte Board of Directors.

Tibbits directed operations during the merger of the YMCAs of Metropolitan Minneapolis and St. Paul into the fourth largest YMCA in North America.

He previously was president and CEO of the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo, where he led a community collaboration to strengthen the relationship between the YMCA and the Jewish community and cast a strategic vision for growth in one of the nation’s most strained economic regions. Other previous positions include operational leadership of YMCAs in Michigan and Louisiana.