A Chicago native, Ron Ryan moved to the area 21 years ago. With a vivid background in education and coaching, Ron has a true passion for our community’s youth. Combined, Ron has over 35 years experience in coaching, coordinating, directing and managing students and various personnel. His education includes University of Illinois at Chicago (Bachelor of Science in Kinesoliogy), Chicago State University (Master of Science in Physical Education), St. Xavier University and Governor’s State University where he received his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration.
Ron is very active in the community having served on the United Way Planning Committee, served as United Way Agency Directors Chair, is a member on the Evansville Sports Corporation Board and serves on the Board of the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs Southern. Ron is also a former two-year United Way Board Member, a 2013 recipient of the Indiana Outstanding Club Professional Award designated by the Boys & Girls Club of America and the 2018 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Region Horizon Award winner.
Leslie Asbury, Assistant Executive Director
An Evansville native, Leslie Asbury graduated with a BS in Education from Indiana University in 1997. A seasoned, 22 year BGC staff member, Leslie has held many positions within our Club. From Education Director to Unit Director at both locations and now has taken on the role of Assistant Executive Director for our organization. Leslie’s responsibilities include managing staff, helping coordinate existing and new programming, membership retention and cultivating community partnerships just to name a few.
In her spare time, she enjoys Indiana basketball, golf, housing renovations and spending time with her family.
Shanna Groeninger, Resource Development Director
An Evansville native, Shanna Groeninger joined the Boys & Girls Club in 2013. Shanna is a University of Southern Indiana graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations. She helps the Club reach annual financial responsibilities through corporate and individual partnerships, oversees Club media relations and special events, and works closely with Board committees. She helped the Club earn the 2017 MAC gold award for PR Strategy from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
When away from the office, she enjoys taking in sports, raising her 3 children, and being outdoors.
Scott Roland, Fulton Square Unit Director
For the past five years Scott has helped lead our programming. He develops key programming activities and assists with social media. As a Kentucky native, Scott was previously introduced to the Boys & Girls Club through working at the Club in Bowling Green.
Scott is creatively inspiring and hosts his own podcasts. He is leading virtual programming during our COVID-19 period of shut down.
Amy Hahn, Cultural & Education Director
An Evansville native, Amy is a veteran staff member with over 20 years experience and holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Indiana. Amy coordinates programs closely with part and full-time staff, ensuring each program is implemented. Her responsibilities include managing interns, volunteers, rewards/prizes for various programs and assisting with staff schedules and Americorp guidelines.
Amy loves to travel, especially to beautiful beaches!