Camp Fire Announces Greg Zweber As Next President and CEO
Washington, DC (March 21, 2019)–Sterling Martin is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Zweber as President and CEO of Camp Fire, a national youth development organization. One of the oldest nonprofit organization’s in the U.S., Camp Fire was founded in 1910 “to guide young people on their journey to self-discovery.” Sterling Martin led the national search to fill the President and CEO opening.
Zweber brings 24 years of experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors as well as a passion for youth empowerment to his new role. Zweber is currently the Chief Affiliate Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of America, where he has spent four years working closely with 256 affiliates and managing a large portion of their S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation grant. Zweber is experienced in board recruitment, fundraising, financial management, youth development, and organizational stabilization and growth.
Zweber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador for two years following his graduation from St. Thomas. Greg and his wife Nicole have been married for 20 years and have three children.
About Camp Fire
Camp Fire began as Camp Fire Girls in 1910 as the first multi-racial, multi-cultural and nonsectarian organization for girls but became co-educational in 1975. Today it serves all youth and continues its commitment to inclusion. Over the last 108 years, millions of youth and their families have benefited from the organization’s innovative programs and camps that help young people learn the life skills they need to succeed now and in the future. Today, with 53 councils in 24 states and DC, the organization serves nearly 185,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 17 and has increased youth served by 35% since 2014. Sterling Martin Associates has been retained to assist with this search.
Camp Fire’s National Headquarters are in Kansas City, MO. The organization has a staff of 26 and a revenue budget of approximately $2.4 million. Camp Fire’s 53 councils operate under a Charter Agreement that has been completely redesigned and will go into effect in early 2019. The combined revenue of all councils and the headquarters approaches the $50 million range, although it is important to note that the councils are independent 501 (c) (3) organizations. This position may work remotely with required travel to the Kansas City headquarters.
About Sterling Martin Associates
Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing a superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.