Reagan Nash Named Chair of Greater Austin YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors

Published On: May 30, 2024Categories: Blog, Community & Culture

AUSTIN – The Greater Austin YMCA named Reagan Nash, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management with UBS Financial Services, as the next Chair of its Metropolitan Board of Directors during its 71st annual meeting, held last week at Huston-Tillotson University.

Nash began his Y service over 15 years ago with the TownLake YMCA’s Community Advancement Board, where he led the Y’s oldest and largest facility through a major renovation in 2012. As a member of the Y’s Metro Board, Nash played a key role on its COVID-19 Recovery Task Force in 2021, helping guide the nonprofit back to stability and growth.

“The Y has been such a big part of my life and of this community for so long, it’s humbling to be chosen to serve in this role and help elevate quality of life across Greater Austin,” Nash said. “We learned during the pandemic that our community needs the Y to step up in new ways, and I’m excited to help lead that evolution.”

Supporting Nash will be Dorothee Auldridge, of Dripping Springs, who will serve as Vice-Chair. Attorney Evan Johnson, Partner at Coffin-Renner, will serve as Secretary and General Counsel, and Mariko Boswell, Executive Vice President at PIMCO, will serve as Treasurer.

Outgoing Board Chair Brian Haulotte, Vice President and Regional Director of Construction Operations for JE Dunn Construction, who led the Y through a period of dramatic change for the organization, concluded his tenure by teaming with the JE Dunn family to award the Greater Austin YMCA a $100,000 Centennial Grant to support construction of the Airnasium at YMCA Camp Moody. The Greater Austin Y is one of 10 organizations selected from across the country to receive the gifts.

A Volunteer-Led Organization
The association’s board of directors plays a pivotal role, advising and voting on key business decisions to ensure that the Austin Y remains focused on improving health, empowering and educating young people, expanding access for all and energizing a sustainable future.

As an organization that serves over 100,000 people across Travis, Hays and Bastrop Counties, including seniors, children and families, the Austin Y looks for volunteers with a variety of skillsets. The professional experience of the association’s board spans many industries, including education, healthcare, legal, technology, finance, construction and more.

“Serving on our board of directors is an opportunity to develop leadership skills and make a tangible difference,” says Kathy Kuras, President & CEO of the Greater Austin Y. “Our board of directors work in partnership with Y leaders to set our strategy to advance our mission. They work diligently to provide governance oversight for our Y and help expand our impact across Greater Austin.

“On behalf of staff team and the people we serve, we are grateful to Reagan and to each of our Metro and center board volunteers,” she said. “We are thankful that they choose to share their time, talent and treasure with us – and with the greater community.”

The Power of Volunteers
In 2023, nearly 1,000 volunteers gave nearly 10,000 hours of their time to support the Austin Y’s mission. Y volunteers range in age – from students to seniors and all ages in between. They fulfill a variety of roles, including board members, coaches, event volunteers, program volunteers and more.

“Volunteers support every aspect of work that we do,” said Sara Harwood, Chief Development Officer. “We offer a wide range of programs and host a lot of community events, which means we have a lot of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.”

Read the Greater Austin YMCA 2023 Annual Impact Report

Learn more about Volunteering: https://www.austinymca.org/volunteer/
About the Greater Austin YMCA: https://www.austinymca.org/about/

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About the Greater Austin YMCA

The Greater Austin YMCA is a dynamic, equitable force in the community that helps people of all backgrounds improve their total wellbeing and quality of life. Anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y serves over 100,000 people annually through eight centers. We also provide afterschool education and care at more than 60 licensed campuses in four school districts and operate 6 early learning centers. Unlike any other organization in the region, the Austin Y has the unique ability to welcome, educate and elevate all, and is committed to creating innovative programs, places…and people. More information is available at www.austinymca.org.

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