Dan Whalen – CEO
Dan was born and raised in Kingston, NY. After graduating from Kingston High School, he attended SUNY Ulster and obtained his AAS. From SUNY Ulster, Dan went on to earn his BSED and MSED from SUNY Cortland. His post college work included 6 years of teaching in various residential treatment facilities for at risk youth.
Prior to being hired on with the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, NY, Dan was the HPER Director at the JCC of Binghamton for five years. During his tenure at the JCC, his departments grew exponentially. Among his achievements was the creation of the largest basketball program in the Binghamton Area. The program included a player development program for high school and middle school kids, a 5-10 year-old youth basketball development program, as well as six basketball camps.
Dan has always had a passion for helping the youth gain the skills necessary to reach their full potential. Dan is excited for the opportunity to be an influential person not only within the Boys and Girls Clubs organization, but in the community as well!