Gene  T. Jones joined the Manatee County Family YMCA on  April 1st as President and CEO.  Gene brings over 30 years of experience to our  association.   He has a  proven track record in developing staff, creating a  culture of excellence,  visionary leadership, financial expertise, growth, Board Development and community engagement.

Gene’s Y career has spanned decades and has awarded him professional and personal growth opportunities that he could never have imagined. He has worked with Y Associations in three states varying from $15 million to over $100 million in size. Gene has experience successfully working with inner-city Ys, affluent suburban Ys, mid-sized Ys, rural Ys, program centers and resident camps and has a great appreciation for each. Gene is a cause-driven leader who understands that staff development is a major key to the success of any organization.


“Every community deserves a YMCA and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Community Leaders to ensure every child, individual and family has access to our life-changing services”

-Gene T. Jones , President and CEO