Boys & Girls Clubs chooses fresh face as Executive Director

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County in welcoming Cindi Fein as the Executive Director/Chief Professional Officer.

Anne Pope, Vice President of Operations for the clubs says, “Cindi brings excitement to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County. Her enthusiasm has already been felt by our team! We know 2014 will be a great year for our operation!”

Since moving to the county in 2010, Fein has demonstrated her desire to become immersed in the county. She began her local career as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, and most recently worked the same job for the United Way of Citrus County. Fein was a member of the Chamber’s Leadership Citrus 2013 class where she developed a strong connection to the community.

Additionally, she is a member of Florida Public Relations Association-Nature Coast Chapter, serving Citrus and Hernando County, and has been a member of the Advisory Panel for Coastal Healthy Living for the last 18 months.

She recently taught the Social Media and the Job Search workshop at United Way’s "Land that Job" event. Fein, who holds a BS Journalism/Public Relations degree from Northern Illinois University, has worked in non-profit for the past five years, and is continuing her non-profit education with online classes through the Withlacoochee Technical Institute.

Fein hasn’t wasted any time getting immersed in the Clubs, participating in meetings and introducing herself to staff prior to her official start date.

“Building and supporting the mission of the clubs, caring for the youth of our community isn’t something you start at 8 and leave at 5, it becomes a living, breathing part of you,” said Fein. “It isn’t just about the lower income families anymore; in this economy, there are homes with two working parents and a latchkey child isn’t always an acceptable, safe option.

"With the giving nature of our community I am confident that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County will continue to positively impact the lives of those youth who are most in need.”