Former Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police Steve O’Donnell to lead YMCA and unite the RI Community

Providence, RI. (October 14, 2016) – O’Neill Consulting Group is proud to have led the nationwide CEO search for the Greater Providence YMCA (GPYMCA) and successfully placed Steve O’Donnell as the nonprofit organization’s new leader. This executive search was co-led by Kevin O’Neill, Founder and Managing Partner in Providence, and Doug Rosen, Partner in New York, together with the GPYMCA’s Board of Directors.

“Our search intent was to identify and attract the most qualified and compelling ‘A player’ candidates. We sought a visionary leader and team builder who had repeatedly demonstrated the ability to connect and unite diverse constituencies around the state,” said Kevin O’Neill. “With that in mind, our team engaged with about 100 candidates around the country, but our search brought us home to RI native Steve O’Donnell. He offered a rare combination of exemplary leadership, integrity, and commitment to excellence in mission-driven organizations that was unrivaled.”

Also a native Rhode Islander, O’Neill expressed gratitude for the chance to make a difference locally, “We are thrilled to have played a part in what will undoubtedly be the renaissance of an organization that the Rhode Island community greatly needs in order to flourish.”

The newly appointed CEO and members of the GPYMCA’s Board of Directors both expressed their excitement in a recent announcement.

“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Greater Providence YMCA, which has been at the forefront of building and supporting strong families and strong communities in Rhode Island for more than 160-years,” said O’Donnell. “My entire career has been built on a foundation of community service and building bridges with people from all walks of life and all communities, and I look forward to helping advance and strengthen the mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence.”

Gayle Corrigan, Chairperson of the Greater Providence YMCA Board of Directors said, “Steve O’Donnell brings integrity, strong leadership and an unparalleled understanding of all communities in Rhode Island, and we are excited Steve has chosen to join us in the next stage of his remarkable career.”

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