The Mankato Family YMCA Board of Directors has announced that Andrew Burk will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 14, 2023. Burk was selected from a talented candidate pool in a process that began in February.
Burk has been the Property & Safety Manager for the Mankato Family YMCA for the past two years. Additionally, he has recently taken on a leadership role with Youth Sports & Recreation.
“Andrew is an energetic, thoughtful leader with a commitment to the Greater Mankato community and the YMCA organization,” said Matt DuRose, Chair of the Board of Directors and the CEO Search Committee. “We know that Andrew will provide the leadership to guide the Y as it continues its mission of ensuring everyone in our community will have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the YMCA.”
Burk holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts in Sports Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Burk’s previous non-profit experience comes from serving as Executive Director of the Blue Earth Nicollet County Human Society.
“I am honored to be chosen as the new Executive Director of the YMCA,” said Burk. “I have large shoes to fill with John Kind’s retirement and the legacy he has left at the Mankato Family YMCA. I am looking forward to building and growing what John has done with our community, members, staff and board.”