Harrison named executive director at YMCA Camp Greenville

 CLEVELAND, S.C. — YMCA of Greenville on Monday announced the hiring of Cory Harrison to serve as the executive director of Camp Greenville.

Harrisons previous experience includes leadership positions at YMCA Camp Benson in Illinois, the Golden Triangle YMCA in Florida, and the Salvation Army.

“Cory has dedicated his career to improving the lives of others through camp and outdoor experiences and brings a passionate leadership that will serve Y Camp Greenville, campers, and camp alumnae well into the future,” said Scot Baddley, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greenville.

Under Harrison's leadership at Camp Benson, the camp's accomplishments included quadrupling the number of participants, increasing the annual support goal by over 90 percent, building 13 new buildings and raising over $2.4 million in gifts over five years.

Harrison has been recognized by national media, including Dateline NBC and the Paul Harvey Radio show, for innovative community initiatives and community partnerships. In 2015, he was honored as the Association of YMCA Professionals Outstanding Leader of the Year and is an active writer for various regional and national magazines including AYP, Camp Business, and multiple news outlets.

“We are happy to welcome Cory to the Greenville Y family. He brings extensive knowledge; management skills and the spirit of camp that helps us do what we do best – strengthen and serve the Y community," Baddley said.

Last year, YMCA officials announced that more than $5 million had been raised for improvements at the 1200-acre mountaintop facility.

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