DETROIT — Scott Landry has been selected as the new president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit by its board of directors. He will succeed Reid Thebault, who will step down officially on May 9.
Landry joined the YMCA in 1994 as chief financial officer and has served as the organization’s CFO and COO. His most significant achievements have been restructuring finances and operations, embarking on several innovative initiatives, ranging from a corporate-wide approach to facilities maintenance and development to capital expansion planning and execution. He has also been leading the YMCA’s charter school initiative and is responsible for all wraparound services and outreach programming provided in the City of Detroit, including Y-Arts, SWIFT and My Y.
Landry also coordinates the development of new operations. He has planned and coordinated capital construction projects for the Carls Family YMCA in Milford, which opened in 2002, and the North Oakland Family YMCA in Auburn Hills, which opened in 2003. He also played a leadership role in a unique collaboration with the city of Southgate for the Downriver Family YMCA, working on this project from the exploratory stages through its opening in 2003. Landry was the point person on early development of the Boll Family YMCA (Detroit), working closely with city officials, the architect and contractor.
Most recently, Landry has overseen and directed the process that created the two YMCA charter schools, the Detroit Leadership Academy and the Detroit Innovation Academy. This process included acquisition and development of the site and buildings, working with all relevant oversight authorities, hiring of leadership staff, coordinating the operational start up, managing the relationships with Central Michigan University, the Michigan Department of Education, school boards and YMCA volunteers.
Landry’s YMCA experience includes seven years of service to the YMCA of Greater New Orleans as its chief financial officer. He was also the chief financial officer for Ochsner Health Plan (OHP) in New Orleans, an organization he helped to create. In addition, he worked in financial administration for the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and in the audit division at Deloitte Haskins and Sells.