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Apr 19, 2021 4:19:08 PM

Welcome Jeremy to the Fort Bragg Team

April 19, 2021: We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Hester has joined the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg team as Executive Director! Please help us welcome Jeremy and feel free to stop by or connect to say hello.

Jeremy Hester, Executive Director

Headshot-1Jeremy grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia playing soccer throughout high school. He started volunteering and getting involved with the YMCA in 2012, which eventually led to interest in working for the YMCA. His first position was as membership director with the Mount Trashmore YMCA in Virginia Beach and the rest is history. He is a self proclaimed "Y guy" now. Jeremy most recently comes from the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA after serving as their Executive Director and overseeing the opening of a brand new YMCA location. 

Jeremy recently moved to North Carolina from Tampa with his wife Aubie and 4-year-old son, Leo, who will start kindergarten in the fall. They love the outdoors and are excited about being part of the Armed Services YMCA family and this community.

Jeremy can be reached at jhester@asymca.org via phone at 910-436-0500 X101 or by stopping into our office Monday - Friday.


With the addition Jeremy to the Armed Services YMCA team, we are also seeing the departure of Acting Executive Director, Michelle Baumgarten. FB_Baumgarten_2Years

Michelle has been part of the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg team in various roles over the past 2 years. She is preparing for a PCS with her husband to Fort Carson, CO in the very near future. However, Michelle will not be leaving the Armed Services YMCA family as she will continue to serve as Individual Giving Manager for the Armed Services YMCA National Headquarters. 

Michelle's email address remains the same, so do not hesitate to get in touch. She wants to thank everyone for making her time at Fort Bragg fulfilling and memorable and for helping to serve the Armed Services YMCA's mission of Strengthening Our Military Family.