South San Francisco, Ca February 9, 2016 Press Release
Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County is very pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Aubrey Merriman as their new Chief Executive Officer. Aubrey is a proven leader who is known for his compassion, vision and significant accomplishments. Aubrey brings to the Club a wealth of skills and expertise gained over the course of an exemplary career in nonprofit management, as well as demonstrated passion for the Boys & Girls Club Movement, borne out of his upbringing as a Club kid and former Youth of the Year.
“Aubrey embodies many of the qualities that will help take the Club to the next level– he’s collaborative and listens well, he can mentor, inspire, and he’s well-respectful. We are confident that Aubrey will be an excellent spokesman and relationship-builder for the Club–a great ‘face’ for the organization in the community,” says Bruce Wright, Board Chair of the Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County.
Before his appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Aubrey was the Executive Director of Summer Search Silicon Valley from 2013-2015. Prior to this role, Aubrey spent over twelve years with Special Olympics Northern California. Aubrey was one of 15 researchers from throughout the country selected to attend the prestigious Community Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aubrey later moved to the Bay Area and accepted the Executive Director’s position with Camp Fire in 1999. In 2001, Aubrey accepted the position as the Silicon Valley Regional Vice President for Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada. Aubrey worked his way up to Chief Development Officer managing local vision, field offices, resource development programs and initiatives throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Aubrey graduated summa cum laude from Hawaii Pacific University with a BA in psychology and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Hawaii with an MSW.
Motivated by a deep commitment to the transformation that happens in the lives of young people through the Boys & Girls Club experience, Aubrey has built his career around helping others. Aubrey’s role in leading the Club is grounded in the belief that everyone has unique potential, and our call is to help one another find it. Aubrey appreciates that this work of inspiring and igniting young people to step into their most full potential is best served by challenging himself and the staff to do the same.
“My passion for supporting young people to reach their highest potential is informed by my personal experience with the Boys & Girls Clubs’ youth development programs that transformed my own adolescence. It is a privilege and a pleasure to return to the Club.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County
Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County’s mission is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential and contribute to their communities. The Club has been a vibrant community resource for over 60 years. We currently serve more than 300 youth (ages 6-18) per day, with more than 2,600 active members at six clubhouses in Pacifica and South San Francisco. We are open “when kids need us most”–afterschool, on most school holidays, and during the summer. We offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County, please visit http://www.theclubs.org
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CONTACT:
Name: Aubrey Merriman
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 650-589-7090 x14