The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is pleased to announce new executive leadership to include new Chief Executive Officer, David H. Crean, and the new Board Chairperson, Patrick Lenihan.

David H. Crean was unanimously approved as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito by the Board of Directors.  David was selected from a large and impressive pool of candidates who brought various combinations of education, skills, and experience to the selection process. David received full endorsement from the Human Resources Committee lead by Ben Hamson, VP of Staffing at Qualcomm Incorporated, the Executive Committee, and the full Board.
David not only has shown exceptional leadership on the board, while he served as Board Chair from 2011 to 2013, but also in the past eleven months as the Interim CEO. David took on the interim role last July after then CEO, Keith Padgett retired after leading the Club for over ten years.

“I am deeply grateful and honored to be selected by the Board of Directors as the next President and Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito,” said Mr. Crean.

During his short tenure as interim CEO, David developed a plan to expand services at the Ocean Knoll Elementary School, supported the development of the Griset Branch Center for a Healthy Lifestyle, built relationships locally, regionally and nationally, worked with the BGC Foundation to help reduce the debt by $700,000, and developed a board approved three year strategic plan for the Club. David has shown strong business skills in managing the Club’s financial performance, he has developed and mentored management and staff, and has energized fund-raising efforts. David has demonstrated his passion and commitment to our mission and to providing meaningful impact to the youth of our community and expanding our services to youth in need.

In addition to the Club’s new CEO leadership role, Patrick Lenihan will also be joining the team as the new 2014/2015 Board Chairperson. Patrick was voted in by the Board of Directors, following the success of past Board Chairperson Edward P. Wallace, formerly of Sony. Pat has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito since 2001 and this is his first time being named Board Chairperson. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1983 with a BA in Finance and has lived in Solana Beach since 1990. In 1993 he joined a college friend to form the startup, CRS Temporary Housing.