YMCA of Charlotte announces first woman to lead organization

CHARLOTTE — The YMCA of Greater Charlotte will have a woman in charge of the organization for the first time ever starting next year.

Suehila Glass will step into the role as president and chief executive officer, according to a news release from the YMCA on Monday.

Glass is currently serving in the same position for the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver in Colorado. She also spent over 20 years working with the American Diabetes Association, according to the YMCA.

The YMCA says Glass is set to start in Charlotte on Jan. 15, 2024, but she’ll be “onboarding” with interim president and CEO Gene Johnson in the coming months.

Glass is taking over after former president and CEO Stan Law announced his retirement earlier this year, the Y said.

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