HOUSTON _ The Westland YMCA recently tapped longtime Houston business owner Chris Hingle to serve on its board.
“I think it’s exciting. This is a great chance to serve the community as the Westland Y expands its programs for youth,” said Hingle, the founder and principal of Houston executive-search firm Christopher Frederick.
In addition to his duties on the board overseeing the organization’s operation and finances, Hingle looks forward to raising money to expand a new after-school program. Since September, it has offered a place where teens can find mentoring, help with homework and a positive place to hang out. In a neighborhood facing challenges from poverty and crime, Hingle hopes to attract more youth by growing the resources available for activities and food.
“The kids really don’t have a lot of avenues after school,” Hingle said, and the YMCA aims to change that.
Hingle joins the YMCA board after 13 years as president of his community association and many years volunteering for his alma mater, The Citadel. After serving as class president for two years, he helped found the Houston area alumni association and served as its president for 10 years.
A recruiter for more than two decades, Hingle finds and evaluates executives nationwide for companies in real estate, property management and other fields.
Contact: Chris Hingle, email@example.com