CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington - MEETING HELD AT THE CENTRAL UNION MISSION
The CEO and Interim President for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Mr. Almond is an accomplished executive whose career includes service to his country as a US Army Officer. He began working with the Boys & Girls Clubs as a part-time Teen Director at the Southside Club in Norfolk, Virginia during summer 1990. He became full-time after serving in that role for three months. In 1995, he received a promotion to Branch Director at the Virginia Beach Boys & Girls Club, where he built the program from an Average Daily Attendance of 36 to 80, which was capacity. Five years later, Mr. Almond moved to Emporia, Virginia, where he started the Boys & Girls Clubs of Emporia/Greenville County as the founding Executive Director. He brought knowledge of the clubs to an area that had not previously heard of them. Seeking an even bigger challenge, he became the Senior Branch Director of the then Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club, which is a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. During the first year of his leadership, the Alexandria Club went from a deficit of $65,000 to a surplus of $8,000. This feat earned him the Employee of the Year Award in 2001. After serving in this role for four years, he was promoted to a position created especially for him—Senior Regional Director, overseeing two regions and managing two separate Boards of Directors. Three years later, he rose to the position of Vice President of Branch Operations. Mr. Almond has received numerous honors, including induction into the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs Professionals in 2005 and into the Southside Boys & Girls Club’s Hall of Fame in 2010. He is a 1986 graduate of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia and of the US Army Armor Officer School in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Please note that this lunch meeting will be held at the Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.