Kevin Marrone Named President & CEO
St. Petersburg, Fla., March 11, 2022, Boley Centers, Inc. is proud to announce that veteran employee Kevin Marrone has been named the agency’s President & CEO. With the planned retirement of longtime CEO Gary MacMath, Boley Centers’ Board of Directors named Marrone as the heir apparent recognizing his leadership, ingenuity, compassion and career dedication to helping improve the lives of the vulnerable people served by the agency. Humbled by this recognition, Marrone stated, “I want to thank our Board of Directors who have been very supportive during this transition period and I want to thank the entire Boley team for their patience and dedication to our organization’s mission as we restructure and build our strength and capacity for the future.”
Marrone is known within the mental health and social service communities as a highly motivated and innovative leader who possesses a strong work ethic and a laser focus on how to most effectively and efficiently serve vulnerable people in the community. In addition to holding his MS in Counseling, Marrone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and an adjunct professor at Webster University where he recently earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. In response to his recent appointment Marrone stated, “I am deeply honored to have been selected for this very important role for Boley Centers. There is a long legacy of leadership and vision that I follow, and it will be my mission and passion to uphold the great culture and the unique opportunities and services that this organization brings to the most vulnerable in our community. Boley Centers will continue to be a leader in ensuring that affordable housing is a top priority and that those struggling with mental health, substance use, and homelessness are able to not only receive the services and supports that they need but also improve the quality of their lives.”
He went on to say, “Boley Centers is well-known in our community for all of our amazing properties and physical assets but we need to make sure that our most valuable asset, our loyal and committed staff are recognized and valued for what they bring to the table because without our workforce, we are unable to have a lasting impact on people’s lives. I enter this position during unprecedented and challenging times where our workforce has been stretched to the limit. Some days may seem dark and hopeless, but I believe that we will climb out of this stronger than we were before we entered. I am committed to supporting Boley Centers during this time and advocating and pushing forward to a brighter future.”
Marrone began his career at Boley Centers in 1999 as a Residential Rehabilitation Specialist. When the agency was awarded a Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Team in 2000, Marrone was name Case Manager and proudly served as a member of the inaugural staff team. He went on to be promoted to FACT Assistant Team Leader and then Director of FACT where he stayed until 2010 when he was promoted to Director of Community Services. In 2015, his title was changed to Vice President of Community Services. Marrone had served as Boley Centers’ Chief Operating Officer since 2018 where he managed the agency’s program leadership, oversaw thrift store operations and took on the role of race director for Boley Centers’ Annual Jingle Bell Run.
Joining the agency’s leadership team are Christa Bruning, formerly the agency’s Vice President of Homeless Services, who has been named Chief Clinical Officer (CCO); Jack Humburg, formerly the agency’s Executive Vice President of Housing, Development and ADA Services, who has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and incoming staff member, Reggie Alexis who has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO).