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Year Up’s Chertavian finds a successor in Ellen McClain

By: Jon Chesto on Oct 16, 2023

Year Up founder Gerald Chertavian has planned for the organization's future leadership, with Ellen McClain taking over as chief executive on December 1. McClain, who initially joined Year Up in 2015 as the chief financial officer and later advanced to roles as chief operating officer and president, will continue to lead the organization from its base in New York. Under Chertavian's leadership, Year Up has experienced substantial growth, expanding to encompass 30 locations with an annual budget of approximately $200 million. 

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