Brent Finlay

Brent Finlay
President/CEO
419-422-4424

What do you love about your job?    I am blessed to be a part of a cause driven organization helping the very young to older adults in programs and services that build people up! It’s a real joy to see the smiling face of members at the YMCA, its our greatest compliment.

 What’s something you want people to know about our YMCA?  We have a very caring board and staff team of leaders that understand our mission challenge and go the extra mile for our community. We are committed to excellence and are excited about our future that has our YMCA planning for Capital expansion. Currently the Y owns 10 homes around the Downtown Branch campus to make way for site expansion and parking.

YMCA Goals?  We want to meet or exceed our Strategic plan by 2023 and serve more individuals than ever before. We need to raise more resources annual to help those in need and provide for more youth development from early learning development , teen  leadership to obesity prevention.

Personal Information … Family … Hobbies?  Brent’s spouse is Julie who is from Cable, Wisconsin along with four children Tiffany and Jarryd  residing in Wisconsin  and Ethan a member of the Major league soccer Columbus Crew and Kelsey a Nurse at the Ohio State University James Center. Brent is a member of the Noon Rotary Club, serves on the Black Swamp Classic, Halt Hunger and Hancock youth soccer Association boards.  Hobbies in include golf, hiking and is active volunteering for many community events. Brent began his role in early December 2012. Brent has served Y’s for over 31 years in associations in Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Illinois and  the Findlay Family YMCA.  Brent is a certified National YMCA Organizational Leader and is a staff development trainer for the YMCA of USA movement.  He attended the University of North Dakota and University of Idaho majoring in Exercise Science and Education. Brent completed an MBA in Business Management. In 2016 Brent received the Chamber of Commerce/Findlay Publishing award for the United Way Not for Profit Leader of the Year.