Stan LawStan Law, a North Carolina native who served as chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham in Alabama for more than four years, has assumed the same position at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina – the first African American to hold the post in its 128year history. His first day on the job was May 1. Law succeeds Curt Hazelbaker, who left to serve in the same capacity at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas in January.

“It is an honor to become the next president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina,” Law said. “This association is known as a leader in innovation, collaboration and philanthropy across the Y movement. I look forward to continuing that tradition and implementing new programs and partnerships that benefit the communities that we serve.”

Law has served as the chief operating officer for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, executive vice president for organizational advancement at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington in the District of Columbia, and community vice president for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. He is cochair of the YMCA North American Network Leadership Development Initiative and chair of the Alabama State Alliance of YMCAs. He is a graduate of GardnerWebb University with degree in social science.

“We are thrilled to have Stan Law coming in to lead our Y at such an important time in our organization,” said Norm Potter, chief volunteer officer of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. “In addition to his impressive and distinguished career as a servant leader and community collaborator across the YMCA movement for 27 years, he is a visionary leader of unquestionable integrity, faith and compassion that will take our Y to even greater levels of impact.”