Meet Our Board President: Shannon Boggs

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is excited to introduce Shannon Boggs as our board president for the 2018 term. Shannon is a Senior Financial Adviser and Assistant Vice President with Merrill Lynch in Springfield.

Growing up in St. Charles, MO, Shannon began his Y journey playing T-ball at the age of 4 and continued to play Y sports through his childhood. He spent his college years at the University of Missouri and graduated in 1991. He later relocated to Springfield where he started his career and family. Shannon involved his daughters, Riley and Chloe, in Y soccer and basketball while also serving as coaches for their teams.

In his spare time, Shannon can be found playing basketball or racquetball at the Y or practicing his skills on the golf course. He and his wife Jessica love to hike and walk their 3 dogs and spend lots of time outside.

He shares that his proudest accomplishment is his 2 daughters, Chloe-17 and Riley-14. He says, “I want to be the best Dad possible for raising 2 great kids, balance work and play, and always take time to have fun and recognize how lucky and blessed our family is.”

Shannon has served with Y boards, in numerous capacities, since 2003. He says, “I love the mission of the Y and how many lives we improve through all the programs offered. I also love how the Y never turns away anyone for the inability to pay”.

We are honored to have Shannon serve as our board chair and look forward to his leadership in spreading the Y mission and strengthening community.

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