President & CEO
Hal Smith was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia. He is a 1994 graduate of George Mason University with a B.S. in Public Administration. Hal has been in the Boys & Girls Club movement for a total of 12 years as both a board member and staff. Prior to his Boys & Girls Club career, Hal spent 16 years in the residential construction industry, specializing in large scale renovations and custom home building. Now, Hal is responsible for the operations and administration of 13 Club sites, a workforce development center, and TowneBank Athletic Park.
Hal is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Executive Leadership through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is proud to serve as a Task Force Member on the Newport News Mayor’s Initiative to End Bullying and on the board of the Denbigh Youth Alliance and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.
Chief Operations Officer
Angel Nelson is the Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. Helping youth reach their full potential has been a passion of Angel’s for many years.
Angel began her journey within the Boys & Girls Club Movement in 2004 as the Program Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia. Moving at a steady pace upward, Angel has held many leadership positions. She was the Director of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area in Charleston, SC and Area Director for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC.
Prior to becoming the Area Director in Charlotte, NC, she was the Executive Director for Girls Inc. of Southwest Hampton Roads, Virginia. Angel served 20 years in the United States Navy as a Career Counselor.
Angel attended Saint Leo University, majoring in Business Administration. Angel is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Management through the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business and also obtained a Certificate in Human Resource Management in the United States Navy.
Chief Administrative Officer
Gus Altschuler is the Chief Administrative Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula where he oversees Administrative duties, Finance, and Human Resources. He was born and raised in Newport News attending Menchville High School. He later graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Longwood University in 2014 and in 2020 graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MBA.
Director of Development
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