Kyle Harrison Named Charm City Youth Lacrosse President/CEO


Two-time Team USA player Kyle Harrison will be the new president of CEO of Charm City Youth Lacrosse. He had served on the organization's board of directors since 2016.

Charm City Youth Lacrosse announced that its Board of Directors named Kyle Harrison as the company's next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Harrison, 35, joined Charm City Youth Lacrosse Board of Directors in 2016. As President and CEO, Harrison's first priority will be to continue the to build our community here in Baltimore while strengthening all the existing stakeholders here in Baltimore.

Harrison is an American professional lacrosse player on the 2017 MLL Champion Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Harrison attended graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a three-time All-American, two-time Midfielder of the Year, Tewarraton Award winner, and was a member captain of the undefeated 2005 NCAA Division I National Championship team. As a two-time member of the U.S. National team, Harrison has spent the last 13 years of his professional career playing professionally (MLL, U.S. National Team, LXM), and building meaningful partnerships with brands both in and outside of the sport.

"Harrison is a successful entrepreneur who transformed the game of lacrosse. He has the experience, passion and drive to help propel Charm City Youth Lacrosse to the next chapter," said Charm City Youth Lacrosse Executive Director Artie West.

"As a Baltimore kid, I couldn't be more excited and proud to take on a more meaningful role within the Charm City Youth Lacrosse organization. I haven't lived in Maryland in over a decade, but now that I'm moving back to the area, it's the perfect time to get more involved."

Harrison succeeds Pace Kessenich, who joined served Charm City Youth Lacrosse as Board Chair starting in December 2015 and led the organization through tremendous growth over the last several years.

"CCYL is very excited to have Kyle take a leadership role in our organization," Kessenich said. "As one of the best African-Americans to ever play the game of lacrosse and a man with such great character and charisma, we could not find anyone more appropriate to help lead our organization.  He will be a fantastic role model and mentor to our players."

"Pace has guided Charm City Youth Lacrosse through an exciting period and has helped to build a solid foundation for future growth. The Board sincerely appreciates his leadership," West said.

Harrison plans to relocate to the Maryland area with his wife and two children in the coming months.

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