YMCA Association Welcomes Barrett Cordero as New Board Member

Santa Barbara, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 – The Channel Islands YMCA Association is pleased to announce Barrett Cordero as a new Board Member. Cordero is the president of BigSpeak Inc, a leading global speakers bureau representing business icons, thought leaders, athletes, entertainers and others with sales in 65 percent of the Fortune 1000.

Cordero is the driving force of all aspects of the company including: sales, operations, talent representation, finance, marketing innovation and key investment decisions for the growing global business.

Prior to joining BigSpeak Inc, Cordero served as an Account Representative for Commission Junction and manager for the Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of Santa Barbara, California.

Cordero currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife, where he enjoys hiking, surfing and spending time with their family, friends and pets. He previously served the Channel Islands YMCA as a volunteer, assisting fundraising efforts during a capital campaign.

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information, visit http://www.ciymca.org or call (805) 569-1103.

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