Keith Padgett Retires as CEO BGCSDTO

Keith PadgettKeith Padgett Retires as CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
SOLANA BEACH, CA, July 1, 2013—

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSDTO) to day announced the retirement of Keith Padgett, Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2012. David H. Crean, Board Chairman, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis upon Mr. Padgett’s retirement. The Board of Directors for BGCSDTO has established a CEO Search Committee comprised of members from the Board’s Executive Committee that will lead efforts in the identification and selection of the Club’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Padgett has over 40 years of non-profit management experience at highly regarded organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) agencies and the BGCSDTO. During Keith’s tenure at BGCSDTO, the number of children served had increased from 8,000 to 20,000 annually with an increase in annual operating budget from $2 million to $5 million.
Padgett helped successfully add a Middle School Sports program that serves 1,200 boys and girls in ten sports, a Montessori school, and the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle facility to address childhood obesity.

In addition, under Keith’s leadership, BGCSDTO was named the non-profit organization of the year in 2012 by the Solana Beach Chamber. As a testament to his successes, Keith has been elected or appointed to numerous professional posts, including Chairman of the BGCA San Diego Area Council, LA Mentoring Coalition, BBBSA National Professional Staff Council for the Western United States and
President of the BBBSA Executive Directors Association.

“Keith’s dedication to and passion for our mission at BGCSDTO have been exemplary”, stated Board Chair, David H. Crean. “Mr. Padgett built a high quality, devoted Leadership Team and staff that is seen as a strong asset for the Club and will be relied upon during the transition to drive further success.

The Board appreciates the efforts and accomplishments Keith made over the past 11 years for the organization and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”


The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, founded in 1966, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing positive activities to develop the education, health, self-esteem and character of youth. Today, the BGCSDTO is one of the most successful Clubs in the country serving more than 20,000 youth in the San Dieguito community. Our various branches offer exceptional programs for youth to include:
• Personal development through six Core Program Areas
• Clean facilities with dedicated, caring staff members who provide a safe environment for kids and teens
• Quality after-school programs and activities at affordable prices
• Diverse summer camps to fit the needs of all campers
• Innovative specialty programs in academics, music and arts, athletics, and healthy living

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