Hanson hired as Elk River YMCA’s executive director

On April 17, Molly Hanson accepted the position of executive director at the Elk River branch within the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis.

Hanson is a graduate of State Cloud State University. She started at the YMCA as a program director supervising aquatics in 2000 and has been promoted several times throughout her career.

She has served as the director of summer school age childcare, membership/marketing, and membership sales. Since November 2010 Hanson has served as interim executive director of the Elk River YMCA, providing leadership to the branch and the community board. Molly has managed annual budgets in excess of $3.5 million. She has served on expert teams of fitness, marketing and aquatics and led the association’s corporate wellness program.

She has had experience over the last 15 years in management and customer service.

Hanson is a graduate of the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis Emerging Leaders Program with strengths in problem solving, trouble shooting, mentoring staff and implementing proactive procedures and systems.

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