MOBILE, AL – Tim Wills, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama (BGCSA), announced he is resigning his position with the organization in March 2022. He will be joining the national leadership team at MENTOR, the unifying champion for expanding the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships across the United States, as the first Chief Impact Officer.
During his time in Mobile, Wills focused on transforming the BGCSA profile and elevating services to youth by:
- Facilitating a 113% increase in youth members served, including 33% increase in average daily attendance
- Expanding the Gilliard Elementary Club from summer only to year-round program
- Adding 6 new school-based Club locations in Mobile County
- Expanding into Baldwin County with the Foley Branch
- Launching the highly impactful Ignite: Summer Teen Leadership Program
- Improving educational outcomes for youth at the Strickland Youth Center
- Creation of the Read, Learn, Achieve Initiative, focusing on increased reading outcomes
- Leading the organization through the global pandemic with increased services to families, including innovative Learning Resource Centers at Clubs and on-line programming.
- Launching BGCSA’s largest investment in mental health services through a partnership with ICU Counseling & Mental Health
- Expanding professional training opportunities for staff and volunteers.
- Increasing the number of collaborative community partnerships.
According to Todd Denison, Board Chairman, Wills transformed the organization into the community’s premier youth service organization during his six years in Mobile. “It’s been a privilege to work with Tim, and we will miss his leadership, energy, and commitment to youth,” Denison says. “Not only did Tim share his talents and skills with BGCSA, but he also served on numerous local task forces and committees which are concerned with improving the lives of our youth.”
The Board of Directors will immediately appoint a search committee to conduct a nationwide search for a successor. Denison expects the transition process will be smooth, and there will be no interruptions in the quality of services to youth in South Alabama.
“It has been the highlight of my career to serve the youth of South Alabama. For more than six decades, this organization has been transforming the lives and outcomes for kids,” Wills says. “This organization is poised to continue its upward trajectory for every young person in South Alabama. I remain committed to ensuring a smooth transition to the next CEO.”