Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA Names Eric Tucker as New CEO

Eric Tucker Brings 19 Years Experience to Organization

 Arlington/TX, June 1, 2018 — The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has named Eric Tucker as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 30, 2018. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors, following a 12 month search, Tucker will succeed Irene Johnson who served as interim President and CEO. In his new role Tucker will be responsible for taking the lead on the Y’s new strategic process that will focus on serving critical community needs.

“After conducting a nationwide CEO search, Eric and his skill sets really stood out to the search committee,” said Aaron Perales, AMAYMCA’s Board Chair. “His energy and vision for the AMAYMCA is exactly what we were looking for in a leader. We are convinced that the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA will grow and thrive for years to come under his leadership.”

Since 1998, Eric has served in senior leadership capacities at YMCAs across the country, including in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Idaho, Connecticut, South Dakota and Missouri.  Eric has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management & Leadership from Springfield College (Massachusetts) and a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  He is an Air Force veteran and member of Rotary International and Lions Club.  Eric is also a YMCA of the USA faculty member and trainer in Leading and Coaching Others.  Eric is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys international travel, hiking, biking and skiing with his wife Erin and their two daughters.

As CEO, I am honored to have an amazing opportunity in leading our organization into the future. The most important goals are ensuring that the YMCA stays healthy, relevant and continues to positively change lives in our community,” said Eric Tucker. “I grew up in the Y, taking swim lessons when I was a kid, playing basketball as a teen, and serving as a camp counselor throughout my college summers. The Y has positively changed my life and I am thrilled to be able to give back.”

Helping to identify and meet the needs through YMCA. For more than 160 years, the YMCA has been the pioneer in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Eric would like to see the Y continue to meet the growing needs of thousands of children, adults, families and senior citizens both inside and outside the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA family centers.


Daison Lyken
Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA
817-299-9629 ext. 1300

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