Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces New Executive Director

New Executive Director Jennifer Bruns 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors has announced Jennifer Bruns as Executive Director for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County agency.

Jennifer will replace Current Executive Director Lisa Brown when she steps down in June, of this year. Brown, who tenured her resignation in January of 2013 has been the director for the organization for the past 23 years. Brown and Bruns will continue to work together until the end of June to offer a smooth transition for the program. Brown stated, “I am leaving the agency in very good hands. Jennifer has a passion for the mission of the organization and years of experience, and I feel she will bring the agency great success”.

Bruns began her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters 15 years ago and is transitioning into the Executive Director position from being the program coordinator. Prior to working for Big Brothers Big Sisters Jennifer was also a Big Sister in the program for two years while in college. Elly Puthoff has been hired to the role of match enrollment and support specialist to replace Jennys current position.

Outgoing Executive
Director Lisa Brown
“I am very excited to continue my work with Big Brothers Big Sisters as the Executive Director. We serve such a wonderful two county area with a lot of generous and caring community members. Having served over 500 children on a regular basis in both Darke & Shelby County yearly is my driving force. Witnessing the impact that the program makes in the lives of not only the children but the volunteer is the ultimate best.” Bruns commented.

Jennifer Bruns is a 1992 graduate of Versailles High School and earned a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University in 1997. She volunteers her time at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, as a Big Sister for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and is a member of the Ft. Loramie WOMANS club. She resides outside of Fort Loramie with her husband, Jason, and children Bret, Damian, & Chloe.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member, social service agency. The program specializes in matching children from vulnerable families with adult volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters. These adults provide children with positive role modeling, as well as new educational and social activities. If you would like to make the difference in the life of a child but are unable to volunteer at this time, Big Brothers Big Sisters has many other opportunities throughout the year for others to become involved. Learn more about our agency by logging onto or calling 937-547-9622 or 937-492-7611.

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