Brent is the Chief Executive Officer. He joined the association in 2012 and had served as the COO since December 2015.
Brent’s Y career launched more than 10 years ago as a day camp counselor. His Y journey has exposed him to various leadership roles and areas of focus. Prior to coming to Rockford he was the Sports Director at the Georgia Mountains YMCA in North Atlanta, Georgia. For the YMCA of Rock River Valley, he has served in many capacities allowing him to gain a thorough understanding of how the organization operates at all levels. In 2016, Brent was named as a Person to Watch in a Rockford Register Star article.
Brent has a passion for helping every individual reach their God-given potential. He spends much of his spare time volunteering. Brent is on the board of directors for the Rockford Regional Health Council, an advisory member for Youth for Christ, he is a member of the Rotary Club of East Rockford and Cherry Valley, and he volunteers his time at Stateline Church. Additionally, Brent and his wife, Johnnie are foster parents and inspire others to get involved as adoptive or foster parents in our community.