Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southeast Louisiana Hires Falgout As President/ CEO

NEW ORLEANS – The Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana has named Thomas Falgout as the new President/ CEO of the organization. Falgout assumed the role on Monday, August 8, 2016.

         Falgout has 23 years of experience with Boys & Girls Clubs and various other non-profits. He began his career with Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana as the Vermilion Unit Director and Iberia Unit Director. He served as the organization’s Director of Operations for 8 years. He has also worked for United Way of Iberia as a case manager for Hurricane Rita Relief as well as the Director of Volunteer Services for Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic. Falgout has also worked as the VP of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana in 2008-09.

         For the past six years, he served as the President/ CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point in High Point, NC. Under his leadership with BGCGHP the budget grew by 50% and youth served increased by 49% during 2010-16. The BGCGHP organization was recognized with several state program of the year awards as well as National Marketing and Communication Awards from Boys & Girls Clubs of America during Falgout’s tenure as President/ CEO.

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         Board Co-Chairman Jonathan Kernion said, “Thomas has a passion for the Boys & Girls Clubs, and for the children we serve. He has a lot of valuable knowledge about the workings of a Boys & Girls Club organization as well as our organization here in SELA. We look forward to all we can accomplish with the leadership of Thomas in his role as our new President/ CEO for BGCSELA as we continue our building process and to help our Clubs fulfill our strategic goals over the coming years.”

         Falgout is a Louisiana native born in New Iberia, LA. He has a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has extensive training and has served on state, regional and national committees through Boys & Girls Clubs over the past 23 years.

         Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana is a United Way of Southeast Louisiana partner program. Club services youth in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes through its four Club facilities: NFL YET Club in New Orleans; Westbank Club in Gretna; Slidell Club in Slidell and Covington Club in Covington. Club programs consist of Sports, Fitness & Recreation; Arts; Health & Life Skills; Character & Leadership Development; and Education & Career Development. Club hours are afterschool Monday – Friday until 6:30 p.m. and all day long during the summer camp programs. 

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