Tri-State Family YMCA CEO Jenny Holweger is leaving the local YMCA after nine years of service to begin a new career at the YMCA of Greater Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

Holweger, 47, will start her new position Monday, May 5, as the vice president of leadership and program development. Her responsibilities will include staff recruitment, staff training, human resources, program evaluation, program improvement and new program development for the 11 branches of the YMCA of Greater Omaha.

Holweger joined the Freeman Southwest Family YMCA as CEO in 2005.  As the organization grew and changed names, she became the Tri-State Family YMCA CEO in 2009. Under Holweger’s direction, membership and program areas in Neosho expanded to better serve the needs of the community.

One of Holweger’s most notable achievements as the Tri-State Family YMCA CEO has been the opening of two other branch facilities located in Grove, Okla. and Rogers, Ark. The Grand Lake Family YMCA in Grove, began in 2005 and the NWA Mercy Family YMCA in Rogers, began in 2006, creating the Tri-State Family YMCA Association.  

“It has been a privilege to serve the Tri-State Family YMCA over the past nine years,” she said. “I will treasure the relationships I have made with members, volunteers and staff. It has been very rewarding growing a young YMCA branch, establishing new Y branches and expanding the YMCA mission in southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.”

Holweger’s last day will be Thursday, April 24, and a reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Neosho Freeman Family YMCA on the same day. All are welcome to attend.