September 1, 2020, Celina, OH — Christine Purdy, Director of Human Resources at Celina Insurance Group and President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA, recently received the President’s Award from the YMCA of Greater Dayton.

The President’s Award is given to an individual – either board or staff – who goes above and beyond to provide service and volunteerism to the YMCA. Purdy has been a YMCA board member since June 2013 and President since 2017.

According to Dale Brunner, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Dayton, Purdy has led the board through strategic planning and was instrumental in bringing the YMCA of Greater Dayton and the Auglaize-Mercer YMCAs together.

Purdy said-

“Our Auglaize-Mercer YMCA serves our local communities and impacts the young, seniors and families through programs such as aquatics, fitness, gymnastics and early learning childcare. I volunteer because I care about our community. I am honored to receive this award, but I couldn’t have guided our local YMCA without the help of my fellow board members. I want to thank them for their time as we continue to serve our community for years to come.”

According to Bill Montgomery, Celina Insurance Group President and CEO, Purdy demonstrates effective leadership at work and outside of work.

“Christine cares about her community and that’s important to Celina Insurance Group. I congratulate Christine for her dedication to making a difference in our community.”

Purdy lives in Minster with her husband Jay and looks forward to serving the YMCA into the future.