INTRODUCING STEVE WYMER,

CEO OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SILICON VALLEY

Steve Wymer

Dear Community Partners, Donors and Friends,

We are pleased to share with you that the Board of Directors has unanimously named Steve Wymer as the next Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Steve’s first day in this role will be September 21.

Steve Wymer brings a diverse array of experiences to Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Prior to his tenure in technology, he served as a senior advisor to three Senators in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., as well as time as an advisor on the staff of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee. Steve was elected President of the bipartisan U.S. 

Press Secretaries Association in 2010. During his time in Washington, Steve also served the U.S. Department of State on multiple occasions as a delegate to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Albania where he spoke at universities, conducted various workshops, and lead trainings for political activists and journalists throughout each country.

In 2011, Steve left Washington, D.C. for Silicon Valley where he joined TiVo Inc. Throughout his five years at TiVo, he led corporate affairs and communications, and immersed himself in the South Bay community. Upon leaving TiVo, Steve served in executive roles at Nextdoor.com where he led communications and policy, and eBay, where he led global communications and chaired the company’s corporate foundation.

Steve graduated Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication where he was a Thomas S. Foley Scholar. As undergraduate, Steve served an unprecedented three terms as student body president from 1998-2001, leveraging his tenure to drive a cadre of policy reforms and facility and service improvements that continue to benefit students to this day. In 2008, Steve completed graduate studies in business and political negotiations at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

In addition to many hours volunteering each year on behalf of the Special Olympics of Northern California, Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee for Team San Jose, the public-private partnership constructed to drive economic vitality for the region with oversite of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the City’s theaters and performance venues. Steve and his wife, Michele, live in San Jose with their four young children.

The search process was conducted over several months by Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO Search Team, in partnership with a Search Committee led by BGCSV board member Brian Papay, and other dedicated board members. I would personally like to thank Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their tremendous support during the CEO search process.

Scott Murphy, Senior Vice President of Strategic Leadership Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, said:

“On behalf of all of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, I am very happy to welcome Steve Wymer, as the new CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. As the Silicon Valley community continues to navigate this unprecedented time, I am confident Steve is the right person to lead the organization. I look forward to the many ways that his talent, experience, and passion for serving youth will create lasting impact for the children and teens who need us most.”

We are incredibly excited for Steve to join the BGCSV family and look forward to your engaging with him as he defines his vision for supporting our members. Over the coming months, Steve plans to meet our community members, likely virtually, until it is safe to do so in person. As you learn about his priorities, strategy, and goals for the Clubs and community, we know you will be as confident about the future as we are.

For Steve, the BGCSV opportunity is an honor:

"I’m thrilled to have the opportunity for my job to meet my purpose. As a father of four young children, my commitment to helping shape responsible, kind, community leaders in my own home is the most important job I will ever have. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of young people in Silicon Valley face increasingly daunting challenges navigating access to equal opportunity, affordable housing, food insecurity, and more. I could not be more inspired to serve in this capacity, work with the incredible BGCSV team, and lead the charge in our Valley to serve our young people. I plan to humbly challenge our community leaders, my friends and colleagues in the business community, and myself on a daily basis to play an even bigger role in supporting BGCSV’s mission to empower and equip young people in need. I’ve never been more fired up to make an impact.”

We thank you for your continued support of our Clubs. Without your generosity and dedication, we would not be able to support the many kids and teens who enter our doors each day.

Sincerely,

Kathy Hevland

BGCSV Board Chair

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