Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Cezanne “Zizi” Fritz has been elected President and CEO of the YMCA of Central New Mexico, announced Rob Maruca, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“We are excited to have such a talented top executive our community knows so well committed to lead the YMCA of Central New Mexico in achieving its plans to strengthen and broaden our services to the families we serve,” commented Maruca. “'Zizi' Fritz brings to this challenge wide experience and demonstrated success in building organizations and programs in both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises. Her energy and enthusiasm, her proven management skills, and her in-depth knowledge of New Mexico make her the ideal leader as we partner in strengthening this community.”
“Joining the YMCA family as its new CEO is truly an opportunity of a lifetime for me” said Fritz. “I know of no other greater cause than helping children, families, and communities reach their fullest potential. The Y's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is a perfect alignment with my ever-evolving passions and love for my community."
Fritz has had extensive experience in operating companies, fundraising and governance of not-for-profit organizations. She has served on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations in Central New Mexico, and is currently the Business Development Chair on the Quality New Mexico Board. She is a past President of The Rotary Club of Albuquerque and Toastmasters International, Local Chapter. She is a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, where she earned a B.A. in Business Administration with honors.
Since its inception in 1915, the YMCA of Central New Mexico has grown to include: Horn Family YMCA, McLeod Family YMCA, Downtown YMCA Child Development Center, Santa Fe YMCA and Rio Vista Child Care Center now serving over 11,000 members, including 1,400 Sliver Sneaker seniors. YMCA Camp Shaver, located in Jemez Springs, draws over 400 children from New Mexico and surrounding states. Early Childhood programs serve over 200 children in early learning and pre-school. The YMCA of Central New Mexico partners with APS, the Rotary Club, CYFD and Elev8 to offer a variety of sports and after-school programs, as well as summer camps serving over 3,000 youth.