YMCA of Long Island Announces Promotion of Eileen Knauer

The YMCA of Long Island (YMCALI) recently announced the promotion of Eileen Knauer from Regional Vice President to Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

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Glen Cove, NY -  February 10, 2015 - The YMCA of Long Island (YMCALI) recently announced the promotion of  Eileen Knauer from Regional Vice President to Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Eileen will be responsible for the oversight and strategic vision of YMCALI, providing strong support to drive member engagement for all five YMCALI branches. Eileen will continue to lead myriad YUSA and YMCALI strategic initiatives and ensure consistency and continuity in all core strategic program areas.
 
Eileen began her career as a part-time employee in aquatics at the Huntington YMCA and progressed through numerous levels of leadership in Huntington, including Fitness Director, Director of Programs, Director of Operations, Associate Executive Director, Executive Director, and most recently, Regional Vice President. 
 
“It is an honor to announce the promotion of such a dedicated employee. During Eileen’s 23-year career with YMCALI, she continues to be a tireless advocate and role model for healthy living and has championed many signature programs, such as our Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program and LIVESTRONG at the YMCA,” stated Anne Brigis, YMCALI President & Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to move forward as Eileen spearheads the advancement of the YMCA of Long Island's strategic plan and vision of making an impact on the lives of all Long Islanders.” 
 
Eileen Knauer was born and raised in Massapequa, N.Y., and currently lives in Huntington N.Y.
 
About the YMCAs of Long Island
Long Islanders of all ages and fitness levels learn to live their healthiest lives inside the YMCA’s state-of-the-art facilities in Brookhaven, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Bay Shore, Huntington and Patchogue, and achieve balance of mind, body and spirit with the additional support of YMCA Family Services in Holtsville. The YMCA of Long Island is a cause-driven nonprofit organization that works to strengthen communities through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For information and locations, visit www.ymcali.org.                   
 

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