Olympia-based 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, having 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 effect 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 has begun the transition process and will assume full responsibility on Sept. 1.