Facebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound YMCAThe South Sound YMCA is pleased to announce the election of Jon Jones, President and CEO of Washington Business Bank, as chairman of the nonprofit’s board of trustees. Jones will provide leadership to the 25-member board, which sets strategic direction and policy to guide the Y’s work of strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.Jones succeeds Steve Hatton, President and Principal Engineer of Hatton Godat and Pantier. Commenting on Steve’s retirement as chair of the board, Jones said “Steve made a significant contribution to the South Sound Y during his tenure as the board chair. Steve has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Y that has made a very positive impact. I look forward to his continued service as a board member.”“The South Sound YMCA is thrilled to leverage Jon’s business acumen, community leadership, and strategic networking to enhance the health and well-being of children and families throughout the region,” said Kyle Cronk, President and CEO. “There is a direct relationship between organization achievement and board strength. We are fortunate to have Jon elected as chairman. It’s an exciting time for the South Sound YMCA.” Jones has been an active board member for the past several years. In addition to serving on the South Sound YMCA board of trustees and finance committees, Jones also served on the CEO search committee last fall when the outgoing President and CEO retired.“I am honored to be elected chairman of such a great community organization,” Jones said. “I am committed to trying to match our new CEO’s enthusiasm in helping the South Sound YMCA get to the next level in community awareness of our mission to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.”Jones is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and is a resident of Olympia, where he has lived with his family for more than 25 years. Jon participated in Y sports while growing up and proudly passed along the tradition to his children.In addition to Jon’s election, three additional board members were elected to three year terms. They include: Vice-chair, Laurie Berryman, Wendy Holden, and Jerry Shaw.