Richard Malone

President and CEO


Richard Malone

Richard (Dick) Malone is president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Chicago. The Y employs 3,500 staff and has an annual operating budget of $88 million (2015 data). Dick is responsible for the leadership and management of 25 program and management centers, 5 resident camps in a three-state area and more than 65 site locations, which together serve over 500,000 Chicagoland residents annually. He was appointed to his position in December 2009.

Prior to leading the Y, Dick was senior vice president at Chicago Tribune Interactive, a multimarket Internet business of the Tribune’s diversified media enterprise supporting the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun, among others.  In a career with Tribune that spanned 28 years, Dick was also senior vice president and general manager of the Chicago Tribune, as well as vice president of operations for the Tribune’s publishing division.

Dick is a past president and lifetime trustee of Have Dreams, a not-for-profit organization serving 17 communities across metropolitan Chicago with a mission to improve the ability of children with autism to learn, function independently, socialize and realize their full potential. He is also a trustee of the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation.

Dick earned his Bachelor of Science in production management from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dick and his wife, Ellen, live in Winnetka and have three sons.