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The Y Mission - Leadership Team

Sue Glass President/Chief Executive Officer

Dedicated to uplifting lives and transforming organizations for maximum growth and impact, Sue Glass is a catalyzing and dynamic leader. With her visionary outlook paired with an innate entrepreneurial drive, Sue brings over 27 years of expertise in strategic planning, organizational leadership, change management, fundraising and program development.


As the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Sue is focused on shaping the vision and redefining the trajectory of an organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


A change leader with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence, she has led multiple transformations resulting in successful revenue gains, enhanced program services and board and volunteer engagement.


Prior to her current role, Sue served as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, where, under her leadership, the organization witnessed a profound metamorphosis. This included the creation of forward-thinking strategic plans, modernizing facilities, tech integrations for better customer experience, new membership model, whole-person programming, and advancing childcare and youth development strategies.


Before joining the YMCA movement, Sue served as the Senior Vice President for the American Diabetes Association. There, she led Association offices across the US, orchestrating initiatives in board development, fundraising, program services, and operations for the Development and Stewardship Division.


As an ardent champion for health, Sue is driven by a mission to bolster both individual and community well-being. She has served on boards such as the Colorado Business Roundtable, MSU’s Health Institute’s External Advisory Board, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Denver Partnership Childcare Taskforce. Her prior work with the American Diabetes Association saw her collaborate with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, launching the Diabetes Prevention Program in the state. Moreover, she earned a distinguished seat on the Governor’s Council on Physical Activity.


She holds a degree from the University of North Florida in Health Science with an emphasis on Community Health.


On the personal front, Sue shares her life with her supportive husband Jerry, their cherished daughter Zoey, and two beloved dogs. A person of deep faith, she enjoys travel, outdoor adventures, running, cycling, and dedicating her time to community service.


Donna Bigham Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Donna Bigham joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 2008 after professional experience as an Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and as a financial leader in the manufacturing industry. As the Chief Financial Officer, Donna leads the association Accounting and Finance, Information Technology, Business Office Services and Facilities & Real Estate functions. Donna holds an accounting degree from Clemson University and is a certified public accountant.

Dean Jones Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer

Dean Jones is responsible for leading the organization's philanthropic and charitable giving programs. Since becoming the Y’s chief fundraiser in 2000, Dean’s leadership and efforts have raised the $165 million in charitable funding for Y programs and initiatives that change lives. Dean is a 1982 graduate of Davidson College. He worked in the commercial lending division of Wachovia in Winston-Salem prior to joining the Development Office at Davidson College, where he served as the Director of Development during the college's $150 million fundraising campaign. Dean and his wife, Jane, have three children, Tanner, Nate and Sarah Grace.

Brooke Reddington Senior Vice President/Chief Human Capital Officer

Brooke Reddington joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 2014 after 12 years of professional experience including retail operations management, merchandising, product purchasing, and human resources at a four diamond luxury resort. As Senior Vice President of Human Capital, Brooke leads the Y’s efforts to develop and support Y employees. Brooke oversees the organization’s human resources, leadership development and training, and staffing and recruitment teams. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in business and earned her MBA-HR in 2009. Brooke and her husband, Michael, have one son, Gabriel.

Adrianne Hobbs Senior Vice President of Northern Operations and Youth Development

She has been committed to serving the Greater Charlotte community since 2006 through programs and services at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Adrianne believes that we have a responsibility to foster the unique potential of every child who is a part of our Y. Prior to joining the YMCA team, Adrianne was an elementary school teacher in Baltimore Maryland. She holds her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Adrianne is supported by her husband Dennis Hobbs and their four children Daevin, Ella, Camri and Reason Hobbs.

Ben Pinegar Senior Vice President, Camps & Operations

Ben has spent his entire professional career within the YMCA movement having started as a summer camp counselor in 1998 in Naperville, IL. He has been in Charlotte since 2013, and his tenure includes serving in progressive leadership roles in suburban Chicago and Sarasota, FL prior to arriving in Charlotte. Ben is the Senior Vice President of Camps and Operations where he provides leadership to the Brace Family YMCA, the Simmons YMCA, Camp Thunderbird and Camp Harrison. Ben also leads our Membership strategy and experience as well as our Risk and Safety Department. He has a BA from Benedictine University and an MBA from Florida State University.