SOLANA BEACH —The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSDTO) announced the retirement of Chief Executive Officer Keith Padgett, as of June 30. BGCSDTO Board Chairman David H. Crean has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, while the board does a CEO search to select Padgett’s replacement.Padgett has more than 40 years of non-profit management experience including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Big Brother Big Sister agencies and the BGCSDTO. During Padgett’s tenure at BGCSDTO, the number of children served had increased from 8,000 to 20,000 annually with an increase in annual operating budget from $2 million to $5 million. Padgett helped successfully add a Middle School Sports program that serves 1,200 boys and girls in 10 sports, a Montessori school and the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle facility to address childhood obesity.
In addition, under his leadership, BGCSDTO was named the non-profit organization of the year in 2012 by the Solana Beach Chamber. Padgett has been elected or appointed to numerous professional posts, including chairman of the BGCA San Diego Area Council, LA Mentoring Coalition, BBBSA National Professional Staff Council for the Western United States and President of the BBBSA Executive Directors Association.
“Keith’s dedication to and passion for our mission at BGCSDTO have been exemplary,” said Board Chairman David H. Crean. “Mr. Padgett built a high quality, devoted leadership team and staff that is seen as a strong asset for the club and will be relied upon during the transition to drive further success. The board appreciates the efforts and accomplishments Keith made over the past 11 years for the organization and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”