Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County announces new executive director

Boys & Girls Club Nassau County
Submitted by Alan Donaldson
May 18, 2018 11:00 a.m.

Chris Martin Joins as Executive Director

Chris Martin joins Boys & Girls Clubs Nassau

Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation has named Chris Martin as Executive Director to lead the community outreach and fundraising for the organization. Chris will be working closely with Jamie Thompson, Area Director, who is responsible for club operations and programming. The Foundation provides funding for the operations of two local Clubs.

“We are delighted to have Chris lead our community outreach and expand our fundraising capabilities to meet the needs of our growing community,” said Clara Miller, President of the Nassau County Foundation board. “As a seasoned Boys & Girls Clubs senior executive, Chris brings the experience needed to expand and strengthen our community ties, while growing the fundraising base needed to provide a top-quality Club experience for 500 youngsters of Nassau County.”

A native of Charleston, South Carolina and a graduate of Charleston Southern University, Martin credits the work he has done with Boys & Girls Clubs, as “the organization that got my life on the right path.”

He has spent the last 18 years working for Boys & Girls Clubs, most recently serving as President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana (Louisiana) for 9 years. He also served as President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Middle Georgia Region and Unit Director for three years for Boys & Girls Clubs in Columbus, GA. He is married to Jan Reese Martin and they have three children.
“I look forward to working with the Foundation’s board to increase community support for our vital programming,” said Martin. “This organization has played a critical role in helping young people in the area pursue positive futures. I’m excited about expanding our reach, and to becoming involved in the local community both professionally and as a volunteer.”

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation

Since 2000, Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation has provided young people from the local community, between the ages of 6 and 18, with a safe place to learn and grow at the Miller Freedom Center on Old Nassauville Road and the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center on Lime Street. The primary mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation is to fund Nassau County’s after school and summer programs which benefit the community’s youth by providing them with a safe place to improve their academics, be engaged with positive role models and develop into confident leaders. Learn more at www.bgcnassau.org.
(For media inquiries, contact Chris Martin at [email protected], or 904-261-8666.)

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