June Luncheon: James Finck, President of YMCA Austin

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Name: June Luncheon: James Finck, President of YMCA Austin
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The West Austin Chamber of Commerce is proud to present:

James Finck, President of YMCA of Austin.

"Better Together: A Look at Community Collaborations"


James Finck was born and raised in California.  He attended San Diego State University where he earned a degree in Recreation Management and Public Administration.  

James began his career as the Director of Health and Fitness with the Kern County YMCA in Bakersfield, California.   He moved on to become the Associate Executive Director of the Central branch in Sacramento, California. 

He took a short break from the Y to work for the American Cancer Society and then returned to the Y as the CEO of the Maui YMCA where he spearheaded a capital campaign and major building expansion. Within four years, he grew their operating budget from $200,000 to a $1.4 million. 

James returned to California to become the CEO of the Shasta Family YMCA where he spent the next 13 years. While there, he guided the Y through multiple site expansions, growth of a membership base and an increase in operating budget from $400,000 to over $3 million.  Always community-minded, James was Vice-President of the Redding Rotary Club; served on the Mercy Hospital Advisory Board, the City of Redding Planning Commission and the City of Redding Task Force, which was charged with building a $5 million aquatics center; and was President of the Shasta Library Foundation, helping to raise $8 million to build a new county library.

He began his career at the YMCA of Austin as President and CEO in February 2008.  Over the last ten years, the YMCA has experienced unprecedented growth through substantial reinvestment in facilities, opening of new facilities and the building of hundreds of community partnerships. James is fond of saying, “success may often be driven by big, tall, beautiful buildings, large member numbers, and bevies of programs, but true success is in the individual stories.  The stories make up the whole.” Those individual stories frame his vision and leadership at the YMCA of Austin.

James has been married for 31 years to Annette and has two daughters, Jillian and Bella.   

Thank you June spotlight members!!!

River Place Country Club
4207 River Pl Blvd
Austin, TX 78730
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Contact Information:
Linda Vezina
Members $25
Future Members $35
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