CCYP Taps Kristen Clothier As New CEO

Filed Under: Non Profit News

Cape Cod Young Professionals has announced the hiring of Kristen Vose Clothier as the organization’s new CEO, effective Jan. 19. Clothier will work closely with CCYP’s volunteer leadership, committees, and community partners to develop new initiatives and continue the growth of programs that help connect, engage, and advance Cape Cod’s young workforce and leaders.

“I could not be more excited to take on this new role,” said Clothier. “CCYP is an organization that is a key part of the community here on Cape Cod, helping to foster the growth of our region’s emerging business and community leaders, and ensuring that the Cape has a vibrant, diverse workforce. I am looking forward to getting to work helping CCYP shape the region’s future through strategic partnerships and initiatives to sustain and expand a network of leaders making a significant positive impact in our region.”

Clothier, who resides in Chatham, has extensive nonprofit management and regional planning experience. She has worked with organizations throughout New England with missions focused on education, economic sustainability, community resiliency, and the preservation of natural, historic and cultural resources.​ She​ has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, fundraising, project management, program design, marketing and communications.

Previously, she was the executive director of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, and has worked for a number of mission-driven organizations on the Cape including the Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Clothier grew up in Massachusetts and obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale. Earlier in her career, she spent five years ​managing professional development, networking, mentoring, education, and engagement programs for her graduate school’s worldwide alumni community.

The new CEO was chosen after an extensive two-month search conducted by the CCYP Board of Directors and coordinated by Kendra Wallin, a former CCYP board member, and currently owner and founder of Wallin Search Group. The board interviewed multiple candidates from across the region and the country.

“We are incredibly pleased to get to work with someone of Kristen’s caliber to help lead our organization forward,” said Sara Kohls, CCYP’s board president. “Kristen emerged early on as the front runner, and immediately impressed us with her preparedness, strategic vision, and energy and excitement for the role. We look forward to introducing her to our membership and community partners as we kick off our 2021 events and programming”

CCYP was founded in 2005 and has a membership of more than 1,000 members and more than 120 community partners and sponsors. The organization promotes Cape Cod as a vibrant place for young people to live and work year-round, advocates for policies and resources that positively impact young Cape Codders’ quality of life, provides opportunities for leadership and career development, and operates high quality, mission-driven programs.

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