OLYMPIA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington today announced the selection of  Jeff Engle  as the new  CEO.

“We’re very excited to have Jeff on board,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President Mark Boyer. “It was a tough selection process. We had a lot of highly qualified applicants, but ultimately felt that Jeff ’s professional experience and  personal investment in  the  community made  him  the  best candidate.”

Engle has an extensive background in management and business development. He is also very familiar with the mission and values of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington as he has served as a Big Brother  since 2012.

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve with a very talented and passionate group of individuals that  live  the  mission every day,” says  Engle. “I  have  experienced firsthand the positive affect mentoring has  on  at-risk youth and  the  vital role  that Big  Brothers Big  Sisters plays in  the  community. I  look forward to continuing the great work of the organization, expanding services within our five-county service area, recruiting more  community members to  volunteer as  mentors, and  ensuring the  agency is  fiscally sound.”

Engle and his wife Cheryl Selby reside in Olympia. They are active in the community supporting numerous local organizations. In addition, Jeff enjoys tennis, hiking, golf, travel and being a grandfather in his spare time.

Engle has  begun the  transition process and  will assume full responsibility on  September  1.