Get to Know Our New President & CEO: Kevin Bolding

Kevin Bolding joined the YMCA of Central Florida as President & CEO in September 2021. With nearly 30 years of service to the YMCA, Kevin has served YMCAs in Lynchburg, VA; Detroit; Miami; and Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, he served as a District Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before his promotion to President & CEO in May 2016.

During his tenure in Pittsburgh, Mr. Bolding led the YMCA through several facility openings and an extensive restructuring of assets to better position the organization for success. This has included strategic agreements with affordable housing partners, repurposing YMCA community centers, advocating for a “Y Without Walls” program outreach model, restructuring the board composition and association bylaws, and—most recently—navigating through the pandemic. Through all of this, the Pittsburgh YMCA remains the largest provider of full-day and after-school childcare programming in Allegheny County.

Kevin currently serves on the YUSA Board of Directors, the National Committee on Membership Standards (NCMS), the International Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and as a coach for the upcoming Multicultural Executive Development Institute (MEDI) cohort.

Kevin proudly supports his alma mater (University of Virginia) and serves on several nonprofit boards. He and his wife are active supporters of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Along with their daughter, Kevin and his wife are excited to call Central Florida home.


Dear YMCA Family,

As I settle into my new role, I want to take a moment to introduce myself and express my gratitude to each of you for supporting the Y.

I also want to thank our Metropolitan Board volunteers and members of the Y leadership and support teams for the warm welcome and help to ensure a smooth transition. My wife, daughter, and I are excited to call Central Florida home!

Our association has a rich history of community impact set in motion by generations of Central Floridians just like you. My aim is to appreciate and build on this foundation.

I look forward to listening, learning, and discovering ways we can together continue to advance the Y’s life-changing mission. In the meantime, please know that I am available at [email protected].

Thank you for helping create a “better us” for all in Central Florida through the Y! I am humbled by the privilege to serve you and lead our association.    

Respectfully,

Kevin