Chris Basher

Chris Basher

Chief Operating Officer

 

Vice President of Operations, Since 2003
Former Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse
Former Executive Director, City of Utica Youth Bureau
Former Teacher, Secondary Education English
Former Athletic Director, Notre Dame High School
Graduate, State University of New York, Summa Cum Laude

Recipient:

  • “Distinguished Service Award,” Boys & Girls Club Professional Association
  • “Spirit of Justice” Award, U.S. Department of Justice
  • “Outstanding Community Leadership” Award, Syracuse Weed & Seed CP
  • “Professional Service” Award, Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals
  • “Administrator of the Year” Award, Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals
  • “Contribution to the Profession” Award, Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals
  • “Professional of the Year” Aware, Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals

Chris resides with his wife, Sandy, in Dover. He has a daughter, Gretchon; two sons, Bryan and Tim; daughter-in-law, Sarah; son-in-law, Nikia; grandson, Mark; and five beautiful granddaughters, Aubrie, Annihya, Ariya, Chloe, and Cali .  Among his outside interests, Chris continues his study of creative writing and has composed hundreds of poems in a variety of poetic genres, forms and styles.