The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest is pleased to announce the appointment of Connie Askin as its new CEO, effective September 7, 2021.
Connie earned an MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business and spent her undergrad years at Harvard University. She has held senior level positions in both business and non-profit organizations, including City Year and Year Up.
Margaret Sullivan, Chairperson of the Hiring Committee, said “Connie is a mission-driven leader who embraces our goal of “providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the BETTER, FOREVER”.
Connie said “The past year and a half has been so challenging for children and families. As a relentless believer in silver-linings, I am excited to be part of a team that is actively helping alleviate some of that stress by matching caring adults and children in our communities who will benefit from this kind of actionable optimism.”
Jack Hoehlein, Chairman of the Board of Directors said “everyone who has had the opportunity to meet with Connie has great confidence that Connie’s demeanor and prior business experience including high level positions with nonprofit agencies will serve the staff, Bigs/Littles and all stakeholders very well! In addition, he said “Connie’s extensive fundraising experience will be invaluable to reaching our goal of reducing or eliminating the wait list for “Bigs” by generating more revenues to increase the number of matches of mentors to mentees from approximately 1,000 to 1,500 over the next two years.”