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Y Names First Woman to Serve as Chief Operating Officer

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
July 5, 2024
Angie Lassley, new Senior Vice President of Growth

Angie Lassley will join the YMCA of Greater Kansas City as the first woman to serve as Chief Operating Officer beginning July 8, 2024

She brings over 30 years of dedicated experience within the YMCA movement, most recently serving as CEO of the Salina YMCA in central Kansas. Her leadership has been instrumental in expanding services, enhancing facilities and fostering a culture of philanthropy and community engagement. She has successfully led major initiatives including significant capital campaigns and facility renovations, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the Y’s mission.

In her new role as Chief Operating Officer, Lassley will be focused on supporting the association vision and setting the strategy and direction for all operations and programs throughout the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. The position is responsible for leading and directing a comprehensive and complex array of services and programs which focus on the areas of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

Lassley has been in the Y movement for more than 30 years, most recently as CEO of the Salina YMCA in central Kansas. She was the 16th person and first woman to lead the Y in Salina, a role she has filled since 2012. 

“Choosing the Y for my career was never something I thought of while growing up, but being able to make a difference every day in someone’s life is what drives me," Lassley said. "I have been fortunate to serve in several YMCAs across the country.”  

In addition to the Salina Y, Lassley has also served at YMCAs in Wichita, Kan.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Lexington, Ky.

“I am excited to join the Kansas City team and be in the same community as our son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons," she said.

During Lassley’s tenure in Salina, the Y grew to serve more than 7,000 members, supported children and families with two new child care centers, and provided $294,000 in scholarships and subsidies made available by increased grants and strong donors and supporters. Lassley also led a $4.3 million capital campaign to update and renovate the facility in 2018, and a few smaller capital campaigns and projects to renovate the lobby and fund an upcoming Outdoor Education and Pavilion project.