Ron Stevens, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Associate Director, has been named the new CPO replacing Wally Graffen, who was selected for a regional position with Boys & Girls Club of America this past month. Ron Stevens began his involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha organization in 1985 when he became Christian Youth Council’s Executive Director. During the last 27 years Stevens has also served in several leadership roles as Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Board of Directors member and Capital Campaign Board Liaison.
“It is with great excitement that we announce Ron as our new CPO,” said Jen Fisher, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Board of Directors President. “Wally Graffen left big shoes to fill here but Ron has been involved with the organization for so many years that we are extremely confident in his new leadership role.”
Stevens’ career history includes lending positions at Bank of Elmwood and Advantage Bank (M&I Bank), and printing, sales, and editing positions at Union Cooperative Publishing Company. Stevens’ current community involvement includes roles with Rotary Club of Kenosha-West and City of Kenosha – Plan Commission. Over the years Stevens has served on committees and/or boards of directors for the following organizations: Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, Kenosha Common Council, Kenosha History Center, Senior Action Council, Margaret Ann’s Place, Chrysler Transition Team, United Way of Kenosha County, and Holy Rosary Sports Night. He was also a Charter Member of the Kenosha Night at the Brewers Committee.
During his involvement with Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Stevens has received the following awards: Outstanding Board Service Award (2003), National Medallion (2004), Wisconsin Area Council Outstanding Volunteer Award (2004), Wisconsin Area Council “Marty Stein” Volunteer Award (2006), and Presidential Volunteer Citation (2006).
Stevens also has several awards from Rotary International. Those include a Lifetime Membership, Paul Harris Fellowship, Service Above Self Award (2004), and Outstanding Kenoshan Award (2011). Other awards include the Living Legend Award (2006) from Mary Lou Mahone Foundation, and the Community Service Award (2005) from Kenosha Area Business Alliance.