Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas names new interim director

Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas names new interim director

From the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS (News Release) - As the Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas Corporate Board begins its search for a new President and CEO following the death of Jeff Woods, an interim CEO has been selected to keep the organization moving forward.

Tim Blaylock, who recently stepped into the interim position, was chosen through a joint effort of the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas Board and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

"Tim enables our clubs to maintain the continuity in leadership that Jeff provided while we work to find the right leader for our organization," Bryant Krenek, board president, said. "The experience Tim brings to our clubs will allow us to continue the focus of strengthening our safety programs in each club. He also can provide new ideas and activities for our kids.

"Our priority is to not only enhance each child's experience in a safe environment but also to develop additional programs making our clubs something of which each community can be proud."

Blaylock brings more than 26 years of Boys and Girls Clubs of America experience to the East Texas.

With his years of experience at so many levels of the Boys and Girls Club organization, Blaylock can offer the board ideas for new initiatives, fund-raisers and programs that promote our goals as well as maintain the high standards we expect, Krenek said.

Most recently, Blaylock served as president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica. He was director of organizational development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Pacific Region and he served as CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme, Oxnard, California.

"I am honored to serve as the interim CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas," Blaylock said. "I have dedicated my life to helping those children that need us most and this opportunity allows me to continue this passion.  BGC Deep East Texas has a rich history and the work of the Volunteer Board members and team of staff should be commended.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a community that cares deeply about its young people."

Krenek said the search for a President and CEO will be nationwide and is expected to take about three months. Blaylock will be at the helm throughout that time and will remain involved with the organizations for a time period following the selection of a permanent CEO to ensure a smooth transition as well as provide further consulting.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas is an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout the Deep East Texas region. By offering a wide variety of programs and leadership opportunities, each child has the chance to reach their full potential as successful adults, Krenek said.

The six clubs of the Deep East Texas organization include Lufkin, Diboll, Jasper, San Augustine, Polk County and Hardin County. More than 5,000 children are served each year. The organization is made up of a President/CEO, Vice President of Operations and an accountant. Each individual club has a unit director and staff. The Corporate Directors is comprised of one or more representatives from each community's advisory board.

The Corporate Board members are: Bryant Krenek, president; Dr. Barry Roberts, secretary- Nacogdoches; Ronnie Coleman, Diboll; Wayne Davis, Nacogdoches; Mark Dunn, Lufkin; Mitch Eckhardt, Livingston; Mike Finley, Nacogdoches; Ricky Gay, Lufkin; Joe Haynes, Livingston; Martha Hernandez, Diboll; Bishop L.D. Matthews, Sr., Silsbee; Betty Shinn, Nacogdoches; Scott Simpson, Livingston; and Mike and Terry Windsor, Lufkin.

The presidents of each community advisory board:

• Wayne Davis – Nacogdoches

• Mike Windsor – Lufkin

• Ronnie Coleman - Diboll

• Marshal McMillian - San Augustine

• Bishop L.D. Matthews, Sr. – Hardin County

• Joe Haynes – Polk County

"While we continue to work through our loss, we know we must continue to move forward and serve the children of our communities," Krenek said. "This is a critical time for our organization, and we will be diligent to find the right person to fill his shoes and grow this program into the future."