Kimberly Meyer Selected as New CEO of Southern District YMCA

May 27, 2020

EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Kate Cook, Chair of the Board of the Southern District YMCA, is pleased to announce the selection of Kimberly Meyer as the new CEO of the Southern District YMCA (Exeter YMCA and Camp Lincoln), effective May 26, 2020.

Kimberly joins the YMCA after working as Vice President & Treasury Payments Officer for Bangor Savings Bank in New Hampshire. She has also worked as the Interim Project Lead for the New Hampshire Afterschool Network, a Mott Foundation funded private-public initiative to ensure all NH youth have access to quality out of school time programming. Before that, she served as a Vice President and Commercial Business Development Officer at Bank of New Hampshire.

Kimberly returns to the Southern District YMCA with a wealth of past experience. Prior to her transition into the banking profession, Kimberly was the Director of Community Operations for the Southern District YMCA where she supervised 16 licensed, school age childcare programs in the NH seacoast, serving over 600 students. She successfully implemented the Healthy Eating, Physical Activity standards, the CATCH curriculum, and child care licensing rules. 

Kimberly serves on the SAU 16 Exeter Region Cooperative School Board, and recently served on the Granite YMCA Board of Trustees. Kimberly enjoys consulting for the NH Department of Education to evaluate 21 CCLC federally funded afterschool programs. She is also an experienced trainer, conducting trainings for YMCA professionals, school age child care educators, and bank colleagues. 

Kimberly is enthusiastic about the opportunity to make the Southern District YMCA the very best. She is also looking forward to working with local community stakeholders, volunteers, and the staff to assure a strong YMCA for future generations. Kate Cook noted, “Kimberly’s enthusiasm and experience will be critical to leading our organization through the current crisis we are all facing with COVID-19. Her dedication to the mission of the YMCA is unparalleled. She believes we should be a center for the community, especially for those who need us most.”

Kimberly graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and from Michigan State University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree. She is an active member of the Michigan State Bar Association. Kimberly lives in Exeter with her partner Forrest and her four children. She appreciates the NH landscape by mountain biking, skiing, and hiking with her family. 

The SDYMCA wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff for their ongoing work to keep our organization relevant during this crisis. And, a special thank you to David Richards for his time served as Interim CEO and for passionately shepherding the Y through this very difficult time of both transition and crisis.

Southern District YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.