Apex, NC— This week, George Sharpe begins his three-year term as a member of the Kraft Family YMCA Advisory Board.
Sharpe is project development manager of IBI Group of NC, a multidiscipline architectural, engineering, planning and management services firm that has served the greater Triangle area since 1925. A life-long supporter of the YMCA, Sharpe served as a camp counselor when he was a teenager in South Carolina.
“The Kraft Family YMCA is one of the most positive organizations in our community. The Y has a knack for hiring the finest people,” said Sharpe. “I want to do the right things for my community with the best people I know. That means putting my efforts into the Y.”
Native North Carolinian
A native of North Carolina and a 30-year resident in the Triangle area, Sharpe and his family moved to Holly Springs almost 20 years ago when the population was about 1,000. During a period of rapid growth in the region, Sharpe served on a number of boards and commissions to help make the area a better place.
He is a current member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina and the North Carolina Economic Developers Association. Sharpe was among 45 leading citizens from across the state selected to the 2009-10 class of Leadership North Carolina.
“We look forward to George’s insight on our board. Volunteer leaders are the backbone of the Kraft Family YMCA,” said David Johnson, Kraft Family YMCA Executive Branch Director. “George is a great champion of southwest Wake County. We look forward to his ideas and energy at the Y.”
George and his wife, Tori, have two children, Lindsey Sharpe Williams and Graham Sharpe.
The Kraft Family YMCA opened in 2008 at 8921 Holly Springs Road in Apex. The Kraft Family YMCA is a branch of the YMCA of the Triangle.