Boys & Girls Clubs In New Jersey Names New CEO

CLEFTON- Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey (BGCNJ) has named Susan F. Hall to serve as the youth organization’s CEO, effective May 6, 2013. She will succeed Connie Ludwin, who has announced her retirement after 25 years with the organization.

Hall has served for eight years as the executive director of Girls Quest, a New York-based non-profit organization that provides a continuum of educational, leadership and mentoring programs promoting academic and social achievement. Hall, a “thought leader” in youth development, was responsible for the rebranding initiative of Girls Quest, leading to organizational recognition and awards for program excellence. Hall most recently has been recognized as one of the most inspiring women in the New York City non-profit sector. A native of Paterson, Hall received a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Miami and holds an master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert Wagner School of Public Policy.

“We are delighted to have found someone with the exceptional qualities and experience that Susan possesses,” said Nuno Francisco, president of the Board of Trustees of BGNJ. “Finding a successor to a true ‘legacy leader’ like Connie Ludwin required an arduous and thorough process. Ensuring our continued success requires an individual with exemplary leadership ability, demonstrated success in resource development and a commitment and passion for the youth who need us most. In Susan, we are fortunate to have found such a person and look forward with confidence to a great future under her leadership.”

Ludwin and Hall will work together during a five week transition period ending on June 7. “It is a tremendous privilege to have this opportunity to lead what I believe is the finest youth development organization in New Jersey,” said Hall. “As a New Jersey native and resident, I am extremely excited to focus my efforts on the needs of children in my home state. I look forward to working with Ludwin, the board and local leadership to build on the foundation that has been established in continuing to strengthen and grow the organization.”

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