YMCA of Central Ohio

YMCA of Central Ohio Announces New Chairman of the Board

[Columbus - May 1, 2013]  The YMCA of Central Ohio has selected Hal Keller, President, Ohio Capital Corporation as the new Chairman of its Metropolitan General Board of Trustees.  Keller was appointed to the position, which carries a two-year term on April 16, 2013, during the YMCA of Central Ohio’s annual meeting.  He will succeed Roger P. Sugarman of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, who completed his term as chair.

“Hal Keller is an outstanding 12 year board member and policy volunteer at the Y and we are excited and grateful for his board presidency,” said Andrew A. Roberts, President, YMCA of Central Ohio.  “On behalf of the rest of the Board of Directors and the Y, we are enthusiastic to channel Hal’s vision, humanity and love for our cause and look forward to leveraging those attributes on behalf of those we serve.”

In his capacity at the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Keller oversees all corporate policy and fiscal affairs, including securing corporate investors for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity funds and coordinating efforts to develop housing projects receiving equity investment from the Ohio Equity Funds.  To date, the Ohio Capital Corporation has generated more than $2.5 billion in corporate equity for LIHTC projects involving more than 600 transactions and 30,000 units of affordable housing in Ohio and Kentucky.

“The YMCA impacts the lives of thousands in central Ohio every year and I am honored to serve as chair of this important organization,” said Hal Keller, Chairman, Metropolitan General Board of Trustees.  “I am excited to continue working with the YMCA as we strengthen our programs and develop new ways to improve the quality of life in our community.”

Keller has served on the Metropolitan General Board of Trustees since 2001 and previously served on the Downtown YMCA Consulting Board.  As a long-time supporter of the Y, he was also instrumental in securing the renovation tax credit financing for the Downtown YMCA building.  His career in affordable housing spans more than 30 years as a consultant to state, local governments, an administrator of state and local housing programs, and as a neighborhood organizer and tenant advocate.  Keller holds Master of Arts degrees in Public Administration and Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science from Case Western Reserve University.

For more information, contact:

Andrew A. Roberts
YMCA of Central Ohio

About the YMCA of Central Ohio

The Y is one of Central Ohio’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We are a diverse association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life, joined by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.  As part of the fabric of Central Ohio for nearly 160 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.  ymcacolumbus.org.