Desoto County News

Sneed new YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South Metro Board of Directors chair

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is proud to announce the appointment of Hope Sneed as the new chair of its Metro Board of Directors. A Memphis native, with over 18 years of professional and nonprofit experience, Sneed brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her new role. Sneed now lives in Lafayette County.

Committed to strengthening community, the YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Along with wellness programs and facilities, the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is the largest childcare provider in the region, offering after-school care and summer camp programs for working families. Additionally, the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South distributes more than 40,000 meals to underserved households each week.

Hope Sneed

“We are thrilled to welcome Hope Sneed as the new Chair of the YMCA Metro Board of Directors. With over a decade of dedicated service to the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, Hope brings a fresh perspective and commitment to the YMCA’s cause.” said Jerry Martin, President & CEO of the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South.

“We are confident that with Hope at the helm, we are prepared to continue making positive, lasting changes in the lives of the people we serve,” Martin said.

“I am proud to be a part of an organization that recognizes community challenges, identifies the roots of those challenges, and, most importantly, actively addresses those challenges by providing solutions to better communities for everyone,” expressed Sneed.

Sneed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Memphis with an emphasis in journalism and public relations. After a career in the corporate sector, Sneed pivoted to non-profit work. Over the past decade, she has served the YMCA in various capacities, demonstrating her commitment to the organization’s mission to create positive and lasting impacts for individuals and families across the Mid-South.

“The YMCA is such a vibrant part of our community,” said Sneed. “I am excited to continue working alongside our amazing board and staff to strengthen community partnerships with the YMCA and further enhance access to educational and recreational programs for residents of the Mid-South.”