Lebanon Reporter

January 17, 2013

Y welcomes new executive director

By Sarah Lang
Staff writer

Boone County — A month into her new position as the executive director of the Witham Family YMCA, Shannon Russell feels like she is just now getting started.

She started as the new executive director on Dec. 10, but after the blizzard and the holidays, Russell said she just hit the ground running last week.

“This is absolutely a fresh start,” she said Wednesday. “We have worked really hard at getting staff in place, and there are a lot of new faces here. It’s an exciting time.”

Russell took the place of former executive director Lora Pennington, who left the Y last fall. But Russell is not the only newbie around the facility. Evan Daniluck is the new sports coordinator; Nick Atkerson is the new membership director; and Doug Searles is the new director of buildings and grounds.

“We have a full team and a dedicated team,” Russell said. “I’m excited to be in this role.”

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