EXCITING TIMES AHEAD
TAMPA & HIGHLANDS YMCAs WELCOME NEW CEOs
The Tampa Metropolitan YMCA & Highlands County YMCA both welcome new CEOs!
WELCOME MATT MITCHELL,
TAMPA METROPOLITAN YMCA
The Tampa Metropolitan YMCA has named Matt Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 16th.
Matt comes to the Tampa Y with more than 20 years of experience with the Y. Most recently, he has served as the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for the past five years. While there, Matt orchestrated and strengthened community collaborations and partnerships, increased annual charitable contributions by $700,000, grew member retention by 16 percent and attained 65 percent growth in family memberships and 40 percent growth in overall memberships. Prior to that, Matt worked for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee in various leadership roles including vice president of center operations, group vice-president, senior branch executive director and branch director.
WELCOME MIKE BATIATO,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY YMCA
Highlands County YMCA has named Mike Batiato as CEO, effective September 18th.
Mike has 30 years of YMCA experience. He served as vice president of operations for the YMCA of St. Petersburg from 2011 to 2015. In the past, he has been responsible for the leadership of five YMCAs and 21 childcare locations.
Batiato led the design and construction of the new $8 million Bardmoor YMCA, and led the $3 million renovation of a six-year-old preschool acquired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, which is now known as the Speer YMCA Preschool Academy.
Prior to that, Mike has been the vice president of operations at the YMCA of Orange County in Tustin, California, executive director at the Katy Family YMCA in Houston and executive director of the Williams Family YMCA of Florida’s First Coast.
WELCOME MATT & MIKE!