New CEO for Boys and Girls Clubs

by | May 22, 2023 | Nonprofit, Online Exclusives, People

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina appoints Dawn-Michele Blalock as the new CEO.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina has announced that Dawn-Michele Blalock has been appointed as the new CEO of the organization. As an experienced leader, Blalock will assume responsibilities beginning immediately.

“I am excited to join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina,” Blalock says. “We have so many challenges across our communities, it is imperative that we support the next generation. Providing opportunities for children to grow and develop into contributing adults is the best way to tackle these challenges. Leading this organization, and collaborating with our board to meet our mission, will be one of the great rewards of my life.”

A Hampstead resident, Blalock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization with proven leadership in both the nonprofit and for-profit healthcare industry. She has been the creator of several children’s bereavement camps to help families navigate their grief after significant loss. She has been recognized as Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Minority Leader of the Year and the Spartanburg Businesswoman of the Year and has received the South Carolina Governor’s Quality Award. In addition to all these accomplishments, she is a Riley Institute for Diversity Leadership Fellow.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO search team conducted the CEO search in partnership with a committee made up of dedicated board members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina.

Michael Long, board chair for the organization says, “I am excited to announce Dawn-Michele Blalock as our next CEO, and I am fully confident she is the right leader to support our organization. She will be singularly focused on having an even greater impact on the children and teens we serve.”

For 126 years, Boys & Girls Clubs in Wilmington have been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Their mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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