Ryan Smiley graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management from the University of Tampa. He has more than 10 years of non-profit management experience with the YMCA organization. He has filled such capacities as Program Director, Senior Director, Executive Director and Operations Director. In April of 2012, Ryan was selected as Director of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. In September of 2013, he was chosen as the President of the organization. He is responsible for the overall operations, financial operation and future planning for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.He has been a Rotarian for more than 7 years and looks forward in making Porter County a better place to live, work, and play.” In Florida, Ryan was recognized as a “Community Icon” by Lifestyle Magazine for his leadership of the Get Fit Weston initiative.
Ryan vividly remembers playing basketball in the winter-time at the Valparaiso Club over 25 years ago. He is very excited to provide the children of our communities the opportunity to “reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.” He looks forward to making a positive and lasting impact on the life of a child through the staff, programs and services provided by our Clubs. Ryan lives in Valparaiso with his wife, Dena, and two children, Jori and Jack.