LEWISTOWN – The Professional Association of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has recognized three Billings professionals. Each year, 33 clubs from across Montana gather for leadership development, sharing of best practices and the recognition of outstanding professionals.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County is home to the Executive of the Year, Brian Dennis; Professional of the Year, Annie Hasiak; and Administrative Staff of the Year, Christine Writesel.
The Executive of the Year Award is presented to a chief professional officer who has made significant contributions to the Boys & Girls Club movement. Brian Dennis has served as the chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County for the past six years. Under his leadership the organization has grown to serve more kids in more clubhouses.
The Professional of the Year Award acknowledges individuals in the movement who have elevated the impact of the organization. Annie Hasiak has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County for seven years.
The Administrative Staff of the Year Award recognizes an office manager or administrative assistant who supports the infrastructure of the organization and its staff. Christine Writesel has been described by fellow employees as ingenious, positive, efficient and indomitable.
Since joining the organization in October 2010, she has overhauled the Program Support Center, reorganizing it for efficiency and effectiveness, streamlined operational systems and restructured staff files for consistent tracking of leadership development.