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Club under new leadership

Melissa Topey • Mar 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

While the Boys and Girls Club of Erie County works to build kids’ character and leadership skills, the organization itself has welcomed a new leader.

   Lisa Dudukovich began work Jan. 15 as the organization’s new executive director. She oversees the club’s two facilities — a club on Columbus Avenue for youth ages 6-11 and a teen center on Cleveland Road — and is in charge of development, grant writing and public relations.

   Dudukovich is no stranger to nonprofit work in the area. According to a press release, she previously spent 12 years working for the American Cancer Society as an income development representative, focusing on Erie and Huron counties. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State, where she majored in leisure studies, focusing on recreation and sports management.

   A new executive director isn’t the only change afoot at Boys and Girls Club; the organization’s board of directors also elected new officers and added new members to its number at its Jan. 15 meeting.

   The board elected George E. Steinemann, senior vice president of Citizens Bank who previously served as the board’s vice president, as its new president. Craig A. Wood, president of O.C. Meyer, is the new vice president; management consultant Bruce Greenfield is now the secretary; and Michael Miller, an accountant at Payne Nickles, was elected treasurer.

   Newly elected members to the board include:

   q# Eugene Sanders, superintendent of Sandusky City Schools.

   q# David Rengel, president of Wilkes and Company.

   q#David Volz, chief financial officer of S-Group Companies.

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