READING, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs are looking for a new leader after their top executive was promoted to the national organization.
Pablo Tejada, president and CEO, announced his resignation, effective June 30, to take a position in the national office of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, officials announced Friday.
Tejada has been with the local club since July 2014 and will begin his new role July 1.
Although Tejada will be working from the national level, he will still be heavily involved with the local club, officials said. In his new position, Tejada will lead efforts to strengthen Olivet as well as other Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.
During Tejada’s time with Olivet, the organization received the Gateway Impact Award, presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for recognition of exceptional increases in average daily attendance.
Additionally, Olivet was awarded the competitive AmeriCorps grant that provides service learning opportunities annually for 68 youths ages 17 to 24, and most recently obtained $110,000 for mentoring services.
“Pablo’s service to Olivet has been exemplary, and we’ve achieved outcomes that were extraordinary and ahead of schedule, so he will certainly be missed,” said Eric Savage, chairman of the Olivet board. “This is an outstanding opportunity – not just for Pablo, but for Olivet, too. With Pablo taking this new role, we know we have someone willing to champion our cause at a regional level.”
The board is in the process of forming a hiring committee to find Tejada’s replacement. All interested candidates can forward their resumes to OlivetHR@Olivetbgc.org.
The club’s three-core programming areas promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The club operates seven clubhouses in Reading and one in Pottstown.