Jim Horn Begins Term as YMCA of Greater Brandywine Board Chair

Ken Goddu (left) passes the gavel to YMCA of Greater Brandywine Board Chair Jim Horn.

Jim Horn began his term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) on January 28.

He succeeds Board Chair Ken Goddu, who passed the gavel to his successor after completing his two-year term. Mr. Horn has been a member of the Y’s Board of Directors for nine years.

Mr. Horn is the President and CEO of The Tri-M Group, a multi-million dollar electrical solutions company, where he began as a designer/estimator in 1983 and worked his way to President in 1995. In 2016, YGBW honored The Tri-M Group with its Community Partner Award for their commitment to the Y’s mission and values, as well as their support of the Y’s initiatives that strengthen the community. The Tri-M Group has supported the Y with donated electrical services in addition to encouraging their employees to volunteer with the Y.

“The mission of the Y is something we firmly believe in,” says Horn. “When it comes to families who otherwise can’t afford to go to the Y and the financial assistance [the Y] provides, it’s something that’s really impressed us over the years.”

Mr. Horn is also a member of the steering committee for the Route 1 Economic Development Initiative of the Board of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Longwood Rotary Club and past president of the Southeast PA Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors, among many other volunteer positions.

“I am grateful to Ken for his service and guidance as Chair of our Board,” said Denise Day, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, “and I am excited that he will continue as a member of our board. We welcome Jim as Chair and are very appreciative of the leadership he will provide in extending the mission of the Y.”

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