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Longtime YMCA of Greater Rochester leader George Romell announces his retirement

George Romell
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George Romell, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

George Romell, who has been president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Rochester since 1998, is announcing his retirement effective December.

Romell has been with the organization for a total of 33 years.

“There is much to be done before I leave at the end of the year," Romell said, "but after 47 years of work with the Y in three different cities, it is time for another chapter of my life.”

A transition committee has been established to lead the nationwide search for the next president and CEO. That committee is being chaired by Maureen Mulholland, current chair of the YMCA of Greater Rochester Corporate Board of Directors.

“I am eternally grateful to George for his commitment to the YMCA,” Mulholland said. “He has been a visionary leader for this organization and throughout the Y nationally."

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.