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John "Jay" Faron Named New NCAAHPERD Executive Director

posted on May 15, 2013

Jay FaronOn Wednesday, May 15th, Jay Faron took the reins of NCAAHPERD as its new Executive Director. Jay comes to NCAAHPERD from Greenville, North Carolina where he served as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County for the past 18 years.

As Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County, Jay was responsible for the operation of five Clubs and a budget of over $1,300,000 per year. During his tenure, he oversaw the management of a $5,000,000 capital campaign that resulted in the construction of two new club buildings. His duties required collaboration with various funding sources, local organizations, individuals and committees to promote the mission of the organization.

In 2002, Jay was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Mike Easley. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards that may be presented by the Governor of North Carolina. It is awarded to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state, including contributions to the community, exemplary career efforts and many years of service to the recipient’s organization.

Jay's predecessor, Donna Woolard, will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through the end of May to assist Jay in assuming his role as the Alliance's new Executive Director.

A Message from the New Executive Director

Hello NCAAHPERD Members,

I would like to introduce myself to those of you I did not get to meet in Charlotte at the AAHPERD convention, and to tell all of you how excited and honored I am to be your Executive Director. NCAAHPERD has an extremely long and distinguished history of service to the people of NC and I am looking forward to helping you continue that mission.

My entire career has been spent in service to youth and families, primarily with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Hampton Roads in Norfolk, VA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pitt County in Greenville, NC where I spent the last 18 years as their Executive Director. My wife is originally from Raleigh and my son, his wife, and my two small grandchildren live just down the road in Holly Springs, so it was time to move here and be a more involved grandfather!

I look forward to working with each of you and ask that you please reach out to me if I can be of any assistance to you, or if you would like me to meet with you and your associations. The best ways to reach me now are through my email, <!--&MailTo(>, or the office phone, (919) 833-1219x1002.

Thank you for all that you do for NCAAHPERD, and all the people that benefit from your efforts!