YMCA Hires New CFO

The YMCA of Rock River Valley welcomes Jason Behrends as the new Chief Financial Officer. Behrends will oversee and manage all financial matters, investments and information systems. He will provide direction and leadership for YMCA business operations and strategic initiatives while working with the Board of Directors finance committee on oversight and compliance.

Behrends has spent the last seven years at the Golden Corridor Family YMCA in Schaumburg, IL as the CFO. He grew up in the YMCA, and worked at the Elgin Y in the mid-nineties as a Membership Coordinator. He has also spent time working closely with BR Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn, IL and Tri-Town YMCA in Lombard, IL over the last two years in shared services agreements. Additionally, Behrends spent eight years in corporate accounting with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 

“We are pleased to bring Jason to Rockford to oversee our finance and accounting team,” said Mike Brown, CEO, YMCA of Rock River Valley. “He brings a depth of experience working with other YMCAs. We know he will help us further strengthen our financial position, so we can continue to expand our services and programs in the community.”

Behrends graduated with an accounting degree from DeVry University. He is an active member of the Association of YMCA Professionals and has participated in several YUSA initiatives including Diversity and Inclusion, Activate America, and a Gulick Collaborative.