March 02, 2017
The YMCA of Metro Chicago and the Lattof Y would like to extend a warm welcome to Jordan Bley, who began his role as Executive Director of the Lattof YMCA on February 13, 2017. Jordan is responsible for daily leadership, administration, operations and services at the Y. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBA) from Southern Nazarene University.
Jordan joins the Y from ChiTown Sports’ youth soccer program Lil’ Kickers. Jordan’s responsibilities there ranged widely over his nine-year tenure as operations director, from coaching and maintenance to financials and site development, as he oversaw the program’s growth from 200 children weekly at two facilities to more than 3500 children and 75 coaches at six separate facilities.
Jordan plans to bring his dynamic and innovative approach to the Y to maximize use of Lattof’s extensive facilities, including our basketball court, indoor soccer arena, three swimming pools and adventure center. He is also looking forward to developing the rich range of programmatic possibilities offered by virtue of our members’ diversity in age, background and interest.
Like so many of the Y’s staff and supporters, Jordan’s experience with the Y began as a member. “I was a Y kid in Oklahoma,” he says, “and it was a good, happy place to spend time.” Jordan plans to personally get to know Lattof’s dedicated member base, some of whom have been coming to the center for over 35 years. “Lattof’s obviously been a special place to them if they’ve been there that long,” he says.
Jordan appreciates the passion he sees in the Y staff in serving the community. “I couldn’t imagine working some place where people didn’t love what they did,” he says. Jordan’s dedication to strengthening communities and promoting health and fitness is what the YMCA is all about, and the Y family is delighted to have him on board.
Jordan lives in Oak Park with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and loves to travel, explore the city, cycle, mountain bike and spend time with friends and family.