YVC Board Elects New Chair

Jim Hise (1)For only the fourth time in our 28-year history, YVC’s board has elected a new chair. Jim Hise, a private wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch, has served on YVC’s board for five years and is now stepping up as chair.

“Jim has been such an asset as a board member, always providing great insight and creative ideas,” says David Battey, YVC’s president and founder. “We appreciate his willingness to ask hard questions and keep our organization focused on our goal to make meaningful service opportunities a reality for youth all over the U.S. and Canada.”

Jim is succeeding Audrey Langworthy (a retired Kansas state senator) as chair and joining the legacy of past YVC board chairs: Adele Hall (late community volunteer Mrs. Donald J. Hall), Don Sloan (late partner at KPMG Peat Marwick) and Dr. Rich Davis (founder of KC Masterpiece).

Jim has started off running in his new position, already introducing new ideas and also taking time to meet with the YVC staff. We look forward to an exciting era of growth with Jim at the helm.