Big Brothers Big Sisters Head to Leave This Summer

Judy Vredenburgh, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has announced she will leave the post this summer after a decade. BBBS spokeswoman Kelly Williams confirmed that Vredenburgh told affiliates about her planned departure in a letter late last month.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest network of volunteering mentoring services with 262,000 volunteers serving 262,000 youth through nearly 400 affiliates across the 50 states. “This is the best job in the world, but it is time for me to return to New York city where my husband lives,” Vredenburgh said in a statement.

A committee, headed by Frank Bracken, chairman of BBBS’s board, will search for a replacement.

Before being named BBBS president and CEO in 1999, Vredenburgh has served as senior vice president for revenue and marketing of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Earlier, she had been a executive in the retail industry. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.



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