New Year, New Ceo, and New Direction for The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Memphis

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, which serves over 6,700 youth across the city, welcomes Metise Moore Sr. as their new President & Chief Executive Officer. Moore Sr. brings over 20 years of executive leadership in the commercial and nonprofit sectors to this role. Early on in his career, Moore Sr. founded the Denver Hooperz Youth Organization and later established the Colorado Connect Youth Organization, empowering low-income youth in Denver. As a business leader, he worked with state, local, and federal government agencies on Infrastructure Asset Management, CAPEX & OPEX, utilizing leading technologies and solutions such as AI, Machine Learning, and Predictive Modeling.

By enhancing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis STEM/STEAM curriculum and establishing strategic partnerships, Metise Moore Sr. aims to equip Club members with essential 21st-century skills, bolstering the local workforce. This proactive approach not only nurtures technological proficiency but also cultivates a talent pool that contributes significantly to the Greater Memphis ecosystem, ultimately fostering innovation and economic growth in the region. “We are calling on businesses to invest in the children who will become leaders and agents of change in Memphis. With outrageous rates of juvenile crime and a substantial disparity gap, it’s imperative that Memphis buys back into its community and nurtures home-grown talent.”

According to the Shelby County Crime Commission, there were 569 Serious Juvenile Charges and 4,546 Delinquent Juvenile Charges in 2023, far surpassing national averages. As one of the only youth nonprofits included in the Crime Comission’s Safety Plan Act, BGCM plays an integral role in deterring crime through a Positive Youth Development framework. The BGCM Executive Search Committee identified Metise Moore Sr. as a leader capable of strengthening collaboration with community partners to positively influence Club members.

“We warmly welcome him to lead our organization, confident that his vision and commitment will further enhance the opportunities we provide to the youth we serve,” said Tammy LoCascio, Central Board Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.

In his most recent role as Chief Commercial Officer at BlueConduit, Moore Sr. served as a leader in the company’s mission to address water quality infrastructure gaps and challenges across the nation. There was a particular emphasis on marginalized communities, a commitment that originated in response to the Flint, Michigan water crisis, where BlueConduit pioneered a resolution. Before his time at BlueConduit, Moore Sr. was the US Head of Smart Infrastructure at Siemens, where he provided renewable energy solutions, including Virtual-MicroGrid, EV, and Energy Efficiency solutions for North America.

Moore Sr. has been happily married to his wife, Tina Moore, for 27 years, and they are proud parents of two wonderful adult children, Metise Jr. and Madison, ages 28 and 25, respectively. He is an excellent cook, an avid fisherman, and loves to explore new places through travel.

After 23 years in the Boys & Girls Club movement and nine years as Chief Executive of BGCM, Keith Blanchard retired on October 31st, 2023. Keith championed profound growth for BGCM during his tenure.

New President & Chief Executive Officer Metise Moore Sr. (this and cover image from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ mission statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They serve over 6,700 youth at 20 locations, providing core programming in areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Citizenship, and Career Readiness.

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