Eric Ellsworth joined the YMCA of the Cayman Islands in May of 2021 as the CEO/COO of the Association. Eric grew up in Indiana and attended Western Kentucky University with a B.S Degree in Recreation. He later received his M.S. Degree in Organizational Development from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
He served YMCA’s in the U.S. for over 40 years in Kentucky, Indiana, and North Carolina before relocating to the Cayman Islands. Eric joined the YMCA at age 21 as a program director and was named Executive Director only one year later making him one of the youngest YMCA Executives in the U.S. After becoming Executive Director of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, he joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte as COO before becoming President of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.
Eric loves maximizing the work of the YMCA in the communities he serves. Eric is married to Barb and they have four children and 8 grandchildren. Eric has expertise in program development, financial development, Board and Staff Development lifting the “C” in YMCA. His hobbies are walking, swimming and biking, reading, writing and all sports.