About Us

John M. Preis
President and CEO

Preis_large_2017.jpgJohn M. Preis became president and chief executive officer of the YMCA Retirement Fund in 2000.

Prior to joining the Fund, he was associate dean for Finance and Administration at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. Before that, John worked for the YMCA for 17 years.

He started his YMCA career at the Flushing YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Greater New York then moved on to the YMCA of Greater New Haven where he served as vice president of Finance. He then became the vice president of Finance and Personnel at the YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford in Connecticut and senior vice president and chief financial officer of the YMCA of Greater New York. John served on the advisory council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. 

He serves on the boards of directors of the Church Benefits Association and the Church Alliance. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the Armed Services YMCA  a special YMCA serving our military.

John holds an MBA in finance from Hofstra University, and a BS in economics from Quinnipiac University, where he served on the advisory board of the School of Business.