Alan Lesher has been named YMCA of the Inland Northwest President and CEO effective Jan 1, 2021. Lesher will take over the role from Steve Tammaro, current President and CEO, upon his retirement at the end of the year after more than 40 years with the YMCA movement. Lesher has been with the YMCA since 2009 in the role of chief financial officer. A search will be taken for the CFO position vacated by Lesher.
Steve Tammaro, current YMCA President, and CEO had this to say about the transition, “When I think about turning the leadership of our organization over to Alan I am filled with both optimism and excitement. He brings an extraordinary business sense, a true commitment to our Y’s mission, and a strong ability to engage people, whether it be staff, volunteers, or the community. Despite these most difficult of times, I have every confidence that Alan is the perfect choice to lead the Y to a whole new level of community impact.”
Lesher was appointed by the YMCA corporate board of directors after a thorough process. Bryan Cox, YMCA of the Inland Northwest corporate board chair shared, “Alan was the best and most obvious choice to lead the YMCA through not only this pandemic, but into a bright and strong future for the organization. His detailed understanding of the organization and deep relationships across all segments of the Y and the community ideally position him to take on this role.”
The YMCA has a long tradition of meeting the challenges our community has faced for over 136 years. Strengthening community only happens one person at a time and the YMCA is positioned to transform lives for years to come.