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YMCA Announces New President & CEO

YMCA of Snohomish County Announces Peyton Tune as New President & CEO: Everett, Washington, November 22, 2019 – The YMCA of Snohomish County announced today that Peyton Tune will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Scott Washburn, who has served as President and CEO for 11 years and will retire at the end of this year, as previously announced.Peyton currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, Arizona, a position he has held since 2016. Peyton has more than 18 years of experience in fiscal management, strategic planning, program develop, fundraising, advocacy within the YMCA. His impressive track record of executing initiatives improving operating performance, developing community based strategy, and growing revenue made him the ideal candidate to lead the YMCA of Snohomish County.“We are privileged to welcome Peyton to the Y,” said Phyllis Turner-Brim, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Snohomish County. “Peyton is an energetic, thoughtful leader with an unparalleled commitment to community and the Y. His accomplishments extend from changing the lives of youth as a Teen Director to overseeing visionary projects and turnarounds as a Y senior executive. We know that Peyton will provide the leadership to guide the Y as it continues its mission of ensuring that everyone in our community has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.”

“I have been fortunate to have many colleagues from the Pacific Northwest, and I have known about the amazing work of the YMCA of Snohomish County,” said Peyton. “The next generation is coming. So the YMCA has an amazing opportunity to continue to do what we do best: shape lives. From cradle to career since 1899, the YMCA of Snohomish County has been building the next generation of changemakers. In addition to being the place where people stay healthy, we will continue to offer programs that develop the next generation right here in Snohomish County.”

In his current role at Valley of the Sun YMCA, Peyton has overseen an evolving innovative social enterprise with a $31 million budget and demonstrated success in turnaround management geared towards service expansion allowing the Y to thrive and continue to serve youth and families in greater ways. Previously, Peyton was District Vice President for the YMCA of South Florida, where his responsibilities included total responsibility for multiple family centers in Miami-Dade County and a community park in Key Largo. Prior to that position, he spent 11 years with the YMCAs of Fort Worth and Arlington Texas in multiple roles including Senior Program Director and Executive Director. Over his time in Texas, Peyton’s responsibilities and successes as a multi-departmental program director propelled him into leading a 15,000 square foot center with over 50 staff members and a budget of $1 million.

Peyton received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Baylor University and holds a master’s degree in Philosophy & Humanities from the University of Texas.

About the YMCA of Snohomish County

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Its programs, services, and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility. In Snohomish County, the Y has been serving and strengthening the community since 1901.

In 2018, the YMCA of Snohomish County served 106,160 community members through six branch locations, 42 program sites, and our Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate. The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower our communities to learn, grow and thrive. To learn more, visit