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June 20, 2011  (East County) -- When Steve Rowe East County Family YMCA’s executive Director/VP left the local Y to tackle his new role as the new Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of San Diego County, Rob Sauvajot was appointed to the Executive Director/Vice President of the East County Family YMCA. Rob previously served as the Executive Director of the Peninsula YMCA in Point Loma. Rob’s long career at the YMCA of San Diego County started at the La Jolla YMCA in 1988 as a Day Camp leader. At the La Jolla YMCA, he held positions such as Childcare site supervisor, Day Camp Coordinator, Program Department Head and Associate Executive Director before accepting his former position as Executive Director of the Peninsula Family YMCA in 2004.


Rob lives in University City with his wife Mary Jean and is a native East County San Diegan

(graduated from Patrick Henry High School). Rob is a graduate of UCSD with a B.A. in Psychology and attained an M.B.A. from San Diego State University in 1998.

Rob is an active professional in the YMCA as well as in the community. He is Board President of  the Association of YMCA Professionals, receiving the President’s Award in 2003 and a Board member of the Community Campership Council.

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