Chad Zaucha, who replaces Interim Director Stephanie Zoll, is the new full-time Executive Director of the Brazil YMCA.
"It's an outstanding facility with great programs for the entire community." Zaucha said of his first major position. "I want to move forward in a positive manner that increases membership while strengthening the community relations."
Lately the YMCA has had to evaluate it's financial position to decrease deficit spending in an attempt to get the organization on stronger financial ground, while insuring programs that meet the needs of the community remain available.
"I look forward to this opportunity to have an impact on this community." Zaucha said of his adopted hometown. Moving from Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania to attend Indiana State University in Terre Haute, then moved here while finishing his Masters Degree the last two years; he's proud to call Brazil home. "It reminds me of my hometown: The people and it's size are just like Mount Pleasant, but without the hills."
His wife, Ashlee Zaucha, is the Advertising Sales Executive for WTHI Channel 10 in Terre Haute.
"I'll definitely be looking to her for advice." He spoke with obvious pride. "Her background in marketing will be a great asset." He paused a second before continuing. "She's a pretty smart girl."