After an extensive nationwide search, the YMCA of Coastal Carolina has appointed Ryan Finney as the new CEO of the organization, which serves Horry and Georgetown counties. Ryan will begin his role effective March 1, 2018.
"We are excited to welcome Ryan to the YMCA of Coastal Carolina," said Dr. Philip Dulberger, Chairman of the YMCA of Coastal Carolina Board. "Ryan is highly qualified for this position and brings the necessary skill set and experience that we are confident will enable him to effectively lead and grow the YMCA in Horry and Georgetown counties."
Ryan has been a part of the YMCA movement for 18 years and most recently served as the District Executive Director for the YMCA of Columbia since 2013. Ryan is a dedicated YMCA professional with an entrepreneurial spirit combined with a sincere passion for changing lives. In his most recent roles, at both Greenville and Columbia, he championed improvement efforts in membership services, program quality and facility enhancements. He looks forward to being part of the Grand Strand community and helping the YMCA to fulfill its Christian mission.
He and his wife have enjoyed raising their family in South Carolina and consider themselves blessed to call it home. They share interests in swimming, functional fitness, CrossFit competitions and obstacle course racing. His family is very excited to get settled in so they can enjoy the beaches and begin serving the community through the Y and other local organizations.