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Pasadena, CA – Monday, March 8, 2021, Following a complete nationwide search of 100 certified candidates, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Middle (RBAC) Board of Administrators and Government Search Committee excitedly announce the appointment of Jimmy Francis as its subsequent President and Government Director.
Francis is a gifted team-builder and non-profit leisure facility chief, who involves the RBAC with an intensive information of operations, threat administration, and aquatics security. He has held quite a few management roles at each the California State College Northridge (CSUN) and The Ohio State College the place he oversaw premier services and packages serving giant and numerous populations. Francis brings a ardour for distinctive facility administration, organizational design, service excellence, and neighborhood inclusion.

Beforehand, Francis served on the RBAC Board of Administrators from July 2019 – July 2020, leaving to compete for the Government Director alternative and coordinate the CSUN Pupil Union’s unprecedented COVID-19 well being and security response. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jimmy again to the RBAC group on this new function,” stated Robert Kamins, Government Director Search Committee Co-Chair and Board Vice-Chair. “Whereas we knew Jimmy somewhat earlier than, by way of the search course of we actually gained an understanding of his stellar skills. He regularly distinguished himself in opposition to prime nationwide expertise and I do know he the proper individual for the function.”
Francis involves the RBAC with an enormous bodily health, athletics, well being, and wellness background and achievement in cultivating native, civic, academic, and philanthropic relationships. “Jimmy’s leisure facility information and non-profit expertise shall be extraordinarily useful to advance the RBAC,” stated Pat Amsbry, RBAC Board Chairman. “Jimmy understands our objectives, imaginative and prescient, and the elevated connectivity we would like between the RBAC and our numerous regional neighborhood. Our patrons, athletes, employees, and neighborhood are in for a particular future underneath his management.”
With an undergraduate diploma in Bodily Training type Ohio Wesleyan College and a Grasp of Arts, Sports activities and Train Administration from The Ohio State College, Francis has the tutorial information and institutional expertise to empower the RBAC workforce to offer world class aquatic packages in a enjoyable and secure atmosphere.

Francis stated, “It’s with nice pleasure that I be a part of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Middle. Because the President and Government Director my goal shall be for the RBAC to be one of many most secure, most-welcoming leisure, aggressive and therapeutic aquatic services within the nation with elevated scholarship assist and equitable entry for all. We shall be a go-to regional useful resource constructing neighborhood by way of numerous and inclusive packages and supply a high-quality employment expertise.”

In regards to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Middle
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Middle, an impartial 501(c)(3) non-profit group, is devoted to serving to everybody – all ages, all skills, and all numerous neighborhood members – obtain their private greatest by offering the best aquatic academic, aggressive, therapeutic and leisure packages. Open 360 days a yr, the RBAC consists of two 50-meter Olympic Swimming pools, diving platforms, a Remedy Pool, two hydro remedy spas, health middle, convention rooms, locker rooms, café, and an aquatics merchandise store. It’s dwelling to swim, dive and water polo groups and hosts all kinds of packages together with water aerobics, heat water train, lap swimming, learn-to-swim classes, adaptive aquatics, summer season camp, land-based health, and yoga. The RBAC’s gifted employees of over 240+ offers over 100 hours of weekly programming together with partnering with the Pasadena Unified College District’s 17 elementary colleges to offer all third grade college students with 15 water security and swim classes annually.


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