Darnell Hayes Named Eastern District VP


The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has announced the hiring of Darnell Hayes as the Eastern District Vice President for the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Hayes will be responsible for the leadership of the Y’s East Area Operations, which includes the Hal Welsh East Area and Manlius YMCAs, as well as Camp Iroquois.

Hayes comes to Syracuse with many years of distinguished service in the Y movement. He most recently served as a Branch Executive Director with the River Valley Regional YMCA in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Hayes served as a Branch Director with the Ocean Community YMCAs in Rhode Island.

Hayes is also involved on the national level as a YMCA of the USA Member Experience Trainer. Additionally, he serves as a mentor to other young leaders looking to continue their journeys and careers in the YMCA.

“I am honored to have been selected to serve the Eastern District here at the YMCA of Greater Syracuse,” said Mr. Hayes. “The opportunity and the history of the Y, positively impacting lives, separates us from others with like services. I can't wait to connect & collaborate with community members as we use our collective strength to become even greater on our way to strengthening our community, together.”

Hayes will officially join the organization in early October.