Birmingham, Alabama – The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is pleased to announce Dan Pile as the new President and Chief Executive Officer over its 10 branch locations, YMCA Camp Cosby and Hargis Retreat.
Dan joins the Birmingham association from Atlanta, Georgia where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and was responsible for operations and numerous mission based and socially responsible programs. He has served as a YMCA professional for over 36 years.
His achievements include creating four community YMCAs “without walls,” by developing multiple partnerships in communities, one of which was known to be the largest non-facility, community-based YMCA in the nation later to become the largest YMCA membership and program-based branch in Atlanta. Dan developed 2 additional full-service Y facilities.
After attending Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Dan pioneered new Y programs in Gwinnett County, Georgia and led the Ashford Dunwoody and Buckhead Ys community development efforts. Dan began programs in Roswell in 1985. Ten years later, the YMCA in Roswell and Alpharetta served more than 8,000 youth at 26 locations with more than 300 volunteers and a $2 million budget. The North Fulton YMCA was the largest non-facility YMCA in the nation.
In 1990 Dan and his volunteers developed a stewardship program leading to a 35-acre land donation from H. Ross Perot of Dallas, Texas. More than $4 million was raised and an innovative public-private partnership with the city of Alpharetta was developed. This partnership joined YMCA resources with proceeds from a bond referendum that funded the development of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA. Today, the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA is the largest YMCA in metro Atlanta. Dan developed an additional public-private partnership with the city of Canton, Georgia.
On making the move to Birmingham Pile says “Birmingham is one of the friendliest, warm and embracing cities my wife and I have visited, and that says a lot about the culture and the people.”
“The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is, in many ways, still the best kept secret in the area,” adds Pile. The Y has a long-standing history of openness and inclusiveness, the place that brings all generations together, a place to belong, to call home. The Y is an integral part of the growth of Birmingham.”
Dan is married to Jennie Perryman and together they have three adult children and three grandchildren. He is a member of the Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), served as the chairman of the Roswell Housing Authority and led numerous other civic leadership organizations and is a long-standing Rotarian. He spends much of his free time fly fishing in various streams throughout North America.
About the YMCA of Greater Birmingham
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is a charitable organization dedicated to making our community a healthier place to live. Throughout the Greater Birmingham area, the Y is engaged in every neighborhood, nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support others. That’s why we focus on our work in three areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Learn more about the YMCA of Greater Birmingham at ymcabham.org.
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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