The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Monday, October 7, 2013
James Currie is the new president and CEO of the Franklin County YMCA.
A Chicago native and former CEO of several successful businesses, Currie retired to the area but was asked to consider the position.
Currie brings a background of leadership in business turnarounds, growth initiatives and successful business startups to the role.
"The board is excited to have the benefit of Jim's leadership and his experience at the YMCA at this time," said Jeanne Martin, chair of the YMCA Board of Directors. "His consistent record for successful growth initiatives and turnarounds will be important to our future."
Currie has been involved with several successful startups, including Rapid Refund, the first company to offer the filing of tax returns via computer. He was also instrumental in helping Sears Roebuck and Co. launch the Discover Card, and he helped create Borrowers Choice, the first company to offer mortgage loans to homebuyers using a computer in Realtors' offices nationwide.
He also has been involved with several turnarounds and has served on a number of not-for-profits, including public school boards, college boards, church committees and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation.
"I look forward to serving Franklin County through the outreach of the YMCA and putting my experience to work here," said Currie.
Jim and his wife, Cece, reside in Moneta and have three grown sons.
The Franklin County YMCA, a registered non-profit organization, offers an array of services at its three facilities in Rocky Mount, Smith Mountain Lake and Ferrum, including childcare, fitness, group exercise, swimming, tennis, pickle ball, racquetball and a variety of other community oriented activities.
These services are related to its mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.