Leadership

Rob Connolly, President

As President, Rob Connolly is responsible for all aspects of the nine Boys & Girls Clubs in San Francisco (BGCSF) and Camp Mendocino.  He oversees an operation with 85 full-time employees, and 120 part-time or seasonal employees.

Rob has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs since 1999, serving two years in Washington, DC before joining BGCSF. He served as Interim Executive Director for San Francisco Boys & Girls Club prior to a 2001 merger; and as Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer before becoming President in 2005.

During his tenure with BGCSF, Rob has worked closely with the Board of Governors to develop and implement strategies to enhance the programs and services offered to young people, to modernize the facilities in which these services are offered, and to expand the reach of the Clubs including an expansion to Hunters Point. Over this period, the total youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs has gone from 7,000 to 16,700.

Rob has overseen important renovation projects at Camp Mendocino and the Ernest Ingold Clubhouse. He was instrumental in the opening of the new Mission Clubhouse in 2010, Willie Mays Boys & Girls Clubs at Hunters Point in 2008 and the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse in 2004.  Rob has also played a leading role in the Club’s Brighter Futures Capital Campaign, which includes funding for four construction projects, new program offerings and long-term sustainability.

Rob received his B.A. from Yale University where he played varsity basketball, captaining the team his senior year. He attended Oxford University as a Visiting Study Fellow after working as a foreign currency trader for Union Bank of Switzerland in New York City. Rob has lived abroad in Guatemala, England, and Spain.

Senior Staff

Jennifer Berger, Vice President of Program Services
Denise Cante, Vice President, Capital Campaign
Joni Lachman, Vice President of Institutional Giving
Harold Love, Senior Director of Operations
Jessica Napier, Senior Director of Human Resources
Denise Wang-Kline, Vice President of Development
Maxine Wilson, Vice President of Operations