Monday, December 9, 2013

YMCA Announces New Executive Director

The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA has appointed Dan Albert as the Executive Director of the Pottstown YMCA. 

Albert brings nearly 14 years of experience in working at YMCAs throughout the region to his new position, which he commenced on December 2, 2013. 
Dan Albert

According to his profile on LinkedIn, Albert was most recently the CEO of the Greater Scranton YMCA, from February, 2011 to November of this year.

Prior to that, he was CEO of the Southside Virginia Family YMCA in Farmville, west of Richmond, for more than six years, from May 2004 to February, 2011.

While there, he oversaw the effort to raise $6 million to construct a new YMCA facility there.

He resides in Boyertown, with his wife Gwen, and two children, Kylee and Easton. Albert brings a wide – range of talents, experience and expertise to the Pottstown YMCA.

He is a past president of the Yacees and has published magazine articles on mission work, the "intergenerational divide," program innovation and international work as well as baseball pitching philosophy.
The Southside Virginia Family YMCA Albert helped build
Albert is a graduate of Shenandoah University (VA) B.S. Kinesiology and the University of Tennessee Certificate of Non-Profit Management.

The community is invited to meet Dan Albert and The community is invited to meet Dan Albert and his team on Monday, Dec. 16 from 10 – 12 p.m. and 3 – 6 p.m. at the Pottstown YMCA, located at 724 N. Adams Street, Pottstown. 

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to receive tours, see the renovations and to get re-engaged with the Pottstown YMCA.

Refreshments will be served.
The renovation project includes tripling the size of the Wellness Center to a 7,300 square-foot space with state-of-the-art equipment, adding a new 3,800 square-foot Group Exercise Studio, refurbishing space to incorporate a new Cycling Studio and renovating the Y’s lobby and locker rooms for members.

Throughout the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA serves more than 140,000 members and 200,000 individuals a year- regardless of age, income or background- to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

It has 15 locations throughout the Delaware Valley. For more information, call 215-963-3700 or visit

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