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360 Names New CEO Katy Leclair



Leclair Brings Leadership Experience and Focus on Mission to New Role


The 360 Youth Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce Katy Leclair has been named as 360 Youth Services’ new Chief Executive Officer. Leclair joins the organization with a resounding passion for the mission of 360, combined with a leadership background devoted to youth and families. Leclair’s career experience includes C-level and Executive Director positions providing visionary leadership for board administration, fundraising and grant compliance, strategic planning and human resource talent management. Since 2013, she has been the Senior Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, managing four YMCAs with 43 full time and 350 part time employees. While there, revenue has increased by nearly 20% and this year she is managing a budget of approximately $8 million. Leclair’s commitment to empowering youth led her to 360 Youth Services where she will begin October 5, 2015.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead 360 Youth Services,” said Leclair. “I look forward to working side-by-side with our staff team, volunteers, and supporters to assess how we can best serve young people, while continuing vital services in prevention education, counseling and housing. I am eager to participate in the community-wide effort needed to ensure that all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential.”
“I would like to welcome Katy Leclair as she takes the helm as CEO of 360 Youth Services,” said John Norman, Board President of 360 Youth Services. “Katy brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience and a passion for serving. I am so excited for 360 Youth Services, our outstanding community and most importantly, our youth. I look forward to serving alongside Katy and focusing on our vision to equip all of our youth with the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.”
Prior to Leclair’s current position, she served as Executive Director of the Lakeview and West Communities YMCAs. There, she led the center through more than $1.5 million of facility renovations; she also supervised staff responsible for managing a 198 single room occupancy facility for men. Leclair held other leadership positions in Kankakee, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Early in her career, she worked at the Kroehler Family YMCA in Naperville as Aquatics Director. During that time, she graduated from the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.
Leclair earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Webster University, a Juris Doctor (J.D) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and is completing a Master of Business Administration degree at Webster University. She was a gifted two-sport athlete participating in softball and swimming, which resulted in a full undergraduate scholarship.
Leclair resides in Naperville with her husband Steve, and son Austin.

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