Sid Collins is the President and CEO of the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville, a role which he assumed in 2005, though he has been part of our association since 2001.
As President and CEO, Sid is responsible for casting vision for the future of our organization, providing strategic leadership for the staff and programs of the association and guiding the direction of that strategy to best serve the needs of our communities. He also works closely with the Y’s Governing Board and community partners to build and strengthen the Y and community at large.
Sid is adept at thinking outside the box for solutions to issues facing both the Y and our community. He also knows that one person can’t do it all and, when he has an idea and needs an expert who can help execute it, is strong at organizing a team to tackle the problem. Sid’s passion for knowledge and thinking through problems also makes him a strong visionary leader who, while he may be solving the day’s tasks, is planning for the big goals of the future.
When he’s not at the Y, Sid loves to spend time with his wife and 4 kids. He enjoys hiking, reading and nerding out to podcasts.