Kathy Lowdermilk has been named the new CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire.
Lowdermilk, who has been in the nonprofit sector for more than 21 years, took over the position on July 6, according to a news release from the club.
Her previous positions have included marketing director at the William King Museum of Art, Keep Bristol Beautiful program director at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, and most recently regional director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, the publication said.
“BGCME needs a very special CEO – not just because it’s a very special not-for-profit organization that provides vital non-profit services, but because stability and growth have been difficult to achieve in recent years,” said board member Brendan Mcsheehy. “After failing to find the perfect mix of talent, experience, inspiration and community connectivity within the organization, the Search Committee and the full board were delighted to learn of Kathy’s interest and willingness to move BGCME forward. Her nonprofit background in the region and her dedicated personality are just two things that we believe Kathy will use effectively in carrying out our mission. “
Lowdermilk holds degrees in business administration and mass communication from Emory & Henry College. She has served on several community boards and committees, including United Way Bristol and Kingsport, and was named a 40 under 40 recipient.