Our New CEO


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County CEO Appointment

TEMECULA, MURRIETA, LAKE ELSINORE, CA – Grant Anderson has been named as the Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County. The important role of the CEO is to provide leadership in all functions of the organization including resource development, marketing and communication, human resources, programming, finance, facilities, board and community development, governmental relations and strategic growth for the Clubs in Southwest Riverside County inclusive of Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore.

Grant has been serving as the CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington-Normal, IL. In his tenure as CEO, he increased capacity to serve youth and led the transformation of the organization and culture by identifying and recruiting key staff and board volunteers. His effective leadership was recognized through being awarded as the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of America CEO of the Year for the state of Illinois. Grant also received distinction as the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Vision and Spirit Awardee for the Midwest.

Prior to serving as a CEO with the Boys & Girls Clubs, Grant was with AmeriCorps VISTA, Project for Pride in Living located out of Minneapolis, MN. In this role, he participated in a community-wide workforce collaborative to support industry-focused training and placement programs for low-income job seekers. His accomplishments were recognized as the 2013 recipient of the Project for Pride in Living Outstanding Service Award.

Grant holds a Bachelors of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Politics and Government with a Minor in Economics, Peace and Conflict Resolution from Illinois State University. He is highly engaged in the communities where he has resided including active volunteer service with United Way, the County Juvenile Justice Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary. Most recently, he served as the keynote speaker for the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable youth to reach their full potential as educated, productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Under Grant's leadership, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County will continue to provide a safe place for youth to learn and grow through life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.