David Rider Named Executive Director At Winter Park YMCA Family Center
The YMCA of Central Florida recently announced the appointment of David Rider as executive director of the Winter Park YMCA Family Center and Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center YMCA.
In this role, Rider will lead operations, community development and financial development initiatives at both Winter Park Ys.
A lifelong resident of the Maitland/Winter Park area, Rider’s business experience and deep roots in the community make him a natural fit for the role, said Jody Alexander, YMCA vice president of operations.
“David is a rare blend of Fortune 100 Executive, entrepreneur and community leader who will help expand the YMCA’s mission around Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility,” Alexander said. “He’s also an all-around good guy who has a natural affinity for bringing people together to make a difference.”
A graduate of Florida State University, Rider most recently served as president of C-Level Consulting Group. He also has 20 years of executive-level experience within the telecommunications industry.
As a youth, Rider attended Winter Park High School and Lake Highland Prep and grew up at the Winter Park Y. “I’ve been coming to the Winter Park YMCA since my father carried me in his arms for basketball practices,” he said. “I’m now fortunate to have my children in the same programs. I believe deeply in the Y cause and look forward to connecting even more young people, families and volunteers to the life-changing difference the Y can make.”
A father of three, Rider enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife and family.