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Boys & Girls Club executive director resigns

Updated: November 1, 2012 6:38AM

ELGIN – Boys & Girls Club of Elgin announced Friday that Executive Director Rose Reinert resigned for personal reasons.

In a press release sent late Friday afternoon, Josh Campanelli, president of the club’s board of directors stated, “Rose has played a critical role over the last six years in the success of the Club, and we will greatly miss her contribution.”

According to the release, Reinert joined the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin in 2003 as the Program Manager of the Dundee Avenue Clubhouse, which at the time ran programming out of a small house at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and Ann Street. In January 2007, she was selected as the Executive Director of the organization after the former director, Erik Anderson, departed to join the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Prior to her employment at Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Reinert had worked for Boys & Girls Club of Holland, Michigan and the Boys & Girls Club of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

In the last six years, in addition to completing a $3 million capital campaign, Reinert oversaw the construction of a new clubhouse on Dundee Avenue. She also oversaw the effort to open more school-based sites at Larkin High School, Kimball Middle School, and Ellis Middle School, the release stated.

The club has Club more than 1,100 members and serves more than 350 children after-school every day, the release stated.

According to the release, the board has formed team to work with Reinert on providing an orderly transition up to her last day, Oct. 12, and the board will begin the executive search process to find a replacement.

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