Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence names new CEO

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Laci Maltbie has been selected as the new CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, according to a news release from the organization.

“The decision was reached unanimously by the Board of Directors following an extensive search process conducted with the assistance of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO Search Team,” according to the release.

Maltbie most recently worked as director of development for KU Endowment, where she collaborated with faculty and doctors at KU’s schools of medicine, nursing and health professions “to develop strategic partnerships and secure funding to support life-changing initiatives,” according to the release.

“I am thrilled to be joining such an amazing team and community,” Maltbie said in the release. “I look forward to building relationships and collaborating with the staff, board of directors, donors and community stakeholders who have played a role in making the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence the amazing community resource that it is. Together, we can continue to help impact the positive outcomes for youth who need it the most.”

Prior to her work at KU Endowment, Maltbie was CEO of Sherwood Autism Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Maltbie’s commitment to youth empowerment is evident in her long history as a teacher and school administrator, developing programs throughout the West Coast and Midwest regions that raised standards for children’s services,” the release stated. “She believes that every child deserves a great future through quality education and community resources—a belief that resonates deeply with the mission of BGCLK.”

Maltbie earned her Master of Special Education degree from National University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Wichita State University, according to the release.

Maltbie will begin in her new role on March 4.

The club’s previous CEO, Monica Dittmer, took a position with the Eudora Schools Foundation in fall of 2023. Frank Harwood has been serving as interim CEO.

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