Artis Stevens Named New President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
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Artis Stevens Named New President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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The nonprofit youth-mentoring program Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America is celebrating a historic milestone. The organization announced the appointment of Artis Stevens as its new President and CEO making him the first Black man to serve in the role. Stevens will succeed Pam Iorio who will retire after working with the company for almost seven years.

“We thank Pam Iorio for her commitment and dedication in building a strong foundation for our organization,” said Ken Burdick, Board Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in the press statement.

“Pam was instrumental in establishing a 5-year strategic plan focused on innovative technology solutions, new funding opportunities, and brand transformation. As we look to the future, we know Artis has the expertise– and passion–to lead this organization and defend the potential of youth across the country.”

Stevens currently works as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the National 4-H Council for the organization and will bring 25 years of leadership skills from working in the positive youth development sector. In his role, he was responsible for driving revenue across the organization’s e-commerce and digital platforms.

“One of the most important parts of my life has been the opportunity to lead purpose-driven work and empowering young people to be the change they want to see in the world,” the incoming CEO said in a statement

“I’ve grown up in youth development and know first-hand the life-changing impact mentorship can have on one’s life and I have dedicated my career to bringing these types of experiences to all young people,” added Stevens. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this amazing organization and continue the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.”