Amy Meuers Named as NYLC Interim CEO


AmyST. PAUL, Minn. — The National Board of Directors for the National Youth Leadership Council is pleased to announce that Amy Meuers has been named as the Interim Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2016. Meuers has served with NYLC for more than 12 years, with increasing leadership roles. She currently serves as NYLC’s Chief Operating Officer.

The Board thanks Kelita Svoboda Bak for her five years of dedicated leadership and service to NYLC. Bak followed NYLC Founder and CEO Jim Kielsmeier, becoming the second CEO in the organization’s 33 year history in January of 2011. She will step down as of the end of 2015. “Kelita Bak has provided outstanding leadership to NYLC during a time of increasing change in the field of education and service-learning. Her keen insight and organizational abilities have kept NYLC at the forefront of service-learning practice and policy. We are confident that under Amy Meuers’ capable leadership, NYLC’s activities and programs will continue to flourish,” the Board said.

This is an exciting time as NYLC looks to build on its long-standing, high-quality programs, professional development, national convenings, and youth-adult governance partnerships. The Board will ensure that the organization adopts the best strategy to meet its mission and goals and is positioned for strength and sustainability for the future.

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