SaportaReport | Atlanta's YMCA set to move into new HQ with new CEO

Change is in the air at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

By the end of April, Atlanta’s oldest nonprofit will have moved into its new home in Vine City, less than two blocks away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

And in mid-July, the nonprofit will have a new CEO – Lauren Koontz – the first woman to ever hold that title. She is succeeding Ed Munster, who has served as the YMCA’s CEO since 2009 and been with the organization for 23 years.

“It’s really a game changer for us,” Koontz said of the YMCA’s new home. “After 160 years of being in Atlanta, we finally are able to make our debut.”

Koontz has been with the Metro Atlanta YMCA for seven years, most recently as its executive vice president and chief development officer.

“I know this organization inside and out, and I know this community inside and out,” said Koontz, who used to work for Coxe Curry & Associates as well as other nonprofit roles. “With the move of our the new headquarters, we have so much momentum.”

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By Maria Saporta, The SaportaReport

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