Greg Zweber will be the new national president and CEO of Camp Fire. The Kansas City-based youth development organization will announce his selection soon.
He arrives at Camp Fire after more than 10 years at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of America. First brought on by BBBS as executive director of its Southern Minnesota affiliate in 2008, Zweber made the move to its national organization in 2015 when he was hired as director of affiliate support.
He quickly rose through the ranks of the organization. After one year he was vice president of affiliate support & compliance and then nine months later found himself as chief affiliate officer.
Zweber’s career before his time with BBBS took place chiefly in the business world. A native of Minnesota, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business communications from the University of Saint Thomas and subsequently began work at American General Finance as a branch manager. He would remain there for about two years before moving on and up, hired as an area manager for Pennsylvania Life Insurance.
It was after another insurance industry stint as a producer at Heartman Insurance Agency that Zweber first moved to the youth sector and took the job with BBBS in his home state.
The promotion to the national organization would take him South to the BBBS headquarters in Tampa Bay, FL. Now, with the lead job at Camp Fire in Kansas City, Zweber is little closer to home and looks forward to using his experience and business acumen to help Camp Fire better serve the youth of America.
Zweber succeeds Cathy Tisdale, who announced her retirement last September after nearly nine years leading Camp Fire and an accomplished 40-year career. Greg Zweber officially assumes the responsibilities as president and CEO of Camp Fire at the end of April.