Boys & Girls Clubs of America has named Robert Lowery the 2017 National Professional of the Year. Lowery, who currently serves as Chief Program Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo (BGCB) had been named Northeast Professional of the Year in late 2016 prior to being named as the top professional nationally for the non-profit organization. As Northeast Professional of the Year, he was one of four Boys & Girls Clubs professionals chosen in distinct geographic locations. He accepted the award at a ceremony May 11, 2017 at Boys & Girls Clubs America National Conference held in Dallas, Texas.
Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America awardsProfessional of the Year Awards in each of four distinct geographic areas including the Northeast, Southwest, Midwest and Pacific regions who have made significant contributions to the work of professionals within Boys & Girls Clubs while in their current position. The award is presented to a national member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Professional Association who holds the title, duties and responsibilities of Assistant Executive Director, Director of Operations, Unit Director, or any Programmatic related full time staff member.
Lowery, a 14-year veteran of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Lowery has served in a number of positions including as a Prevention Specialist and Director of Program Quality. He is a valued part of the BGCB team and has built a strong career track record of developing, implementing and overseeing programs that have a direct impact on youth and their ability to succeed. Lowery currently serves as the Trustee Chairmen of True Bethel Baptist Church. In addition, he is affiliated with the following community organizations Leadership Buffalo (Class of 2017), Resource Council of WNY, Emerging Philanthropists of Color, Say Yes Buffalo, and The President’s Committee Advisory Board at Buffalo State College.