Rich Martinez announced that he will move on from his role as president and CEO of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank on March 31, 2023. However, he will continue to consult with the organization through June 30.
Rich joined Young Americans in 1999 and was named president and CEO in 2007. Over the past 15 years, he has implemented the strategic direction of both boards of directors, while also being responsible for all of the organization’s programs and operations.
Rich shared the following message with staff. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to guide Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank. Young Americans has never been stronger, and, after considerable deliberation, I have decided that now is the right time for me to move on to my next chapter. I am proud of the legacy I have helped create, and I thank all of my colleagues for the collective success we have enjoyed.We would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the milestones achieved during Rich’s tenure, including:
Board members of both Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank thanked Rich for his decades of service and incredible hard work on behalf of our community and our kids.
Of particular note, Hanna Skandera, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, noted, “Young Americans Bank was an incredible source of pride for Bill Daniels and continues to be core to his legacy. We’re grateful for all that Rich has dedicated to carrying on Bill’s legacy through his work at Young Americans Bank. We move into this next chapter with excitement for the future.
An interim president and CEO will be named shortly, and Young Americans Center will conduct a national search for a new president and CEO.