YMCA Announces New CEO

New leadership to begin February 1


Contact:Abby Helm, Development & Membership Director Decatur Family YMCA 217.872.9622 ext. 147 abby.helm@decaturymca.org


Dominic brings 20 years of experience in YMCA leadership in fund raising and community collaborations.

Dominic will lead the Decatur Y Beginning February 1st 2021

Decatur, IL, January 6, 2021 The Decatur Family YMCA announced today that Dominic Santomassimo will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1st 2021.

Dominic most recently served as North District Vice President and Executive Director with the Greater Kansas City YMCA. During that time, he managed the Platte County Community Center South YMCA, supervised three centers and program center. He has an impressive track record which includes managing budgets of $4 million and above, as well as leading annual support campaigns, developing board leaders and cultivating relationships with community and government leaders. These attributes make him an ideal choice to lead the Decatur Family YMCA.

During Dominic’s extensive Y career, he has also overseen operations as Executive Director of O’Fallon IL and Clinton County YMCAs in the Gateway Region. He has been involved with a number of feasibility studies, one of which leads to the founding of the Dallas County Y in Buffalo MO. He has extensive program background as a Camp Director and Program Director leading aquatics, fitness and school age programs.

Dominic also has a heart for the community as he has served a local Rotary Club President, and Chamber Board Member. Dominic has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Indiana State University.

“We are excited to have Dominic Santomassimo as our new CEO.” Said Niki Fenderson, CEO Search Committee Chair.“We believe he has the experience and proven leadership skills to successfully help our Y make an even greater impact in our community.”

“I am truly honored to begin the next phase of my Y career as the CEO of the Decatur Family YMCA; and I am looking forward to serving Decatur and Macon County.” said Dominic Santomassimo, New CEO of the Decatur YMCA. “The Y has shaped my life and it is my goal to give that gift to others whenever possible. It will be my pleasure to join with the talented board of directors and staff leadership teams to continue the Y’s 143 year history of service to Decatur in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.”

About the Decatur Family YMCA

The Decatur Family YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves Decatur & Macon County’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

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