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YMCA of Greater Springfield’s President and CEO Kirk Smith has been invited to join the board of directors for Leadership Pioneer Valley.

“We are truly excited and feel very privileged that Kirk is joining our board,” says David Wood, Chair, Leadership Pioneer Valley Board. “His commitment to help bring out the best in people for the benefit of others is at the core of the mission of Leadership Pioneer Valley. He is a great role model and his passion and energy will continue to help lift our program.”

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and current resident of Wilbraham, Smith took on the role of president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Springfield in 2011. Among his many leadership roles in Western Massachusetts, Smith serves on the board of directors for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the executive committee for the Alliance of YMCAs of Massachusetts. He also serves as the head coach for the YMCA of Greater Springfield Buckeyes – a U16 AAU basketball team.

Formed in 2010 to build a network of emerging leaders, the Leadership Pioneer Valley program is designed to raise awareness of the challenges that affect the region, and enhance individual leadership skills.