Welcoming Danny Rubio

d2The Galowich Family YMCA has found a fearless leader in Danny Rubio, their new Executive Director.

An accomplished YMCA professional, Danny spent the last eight years working for various Y’s across the Chicagoland area.

Most recently, he served as the Health, Wellness and Sports Director of the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles, where he was instrumental in organizing the Tower Triathlon Series, a yearly event that contributed upwards of $20,000 to their annual fund over the last couple years.

Working with underserved youth, Danny also played a key role in the development of sports programming at the Rauner Family YMCA located on the South Side of Chicago.

His illustrious career with the Y began humbly in his hometown of Elgin, where he landed an internship after earning a degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University.

Danny currently resides in Albany Park with his wife and daughter.

Discussing his new position at the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, he said: “I’m really looking forward to working in a new community, working in this role, supporting my team and developing programs that will continue to push the Y’s mission forward.”