Thomas R. McNeill
Corporate Board Chairman
Missy Dugan is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, where she oversees the organization to include 27 Clubs in 10 counties. Most recently, Missy was the COO for BGCMA. She joined BGCMA as VP of Marketing & Development.
Missy brings her experience of operations, fundraising and marketing awareness to the organization through years of work within the Boys & Girls Clubs of America movement. Prior to her coming to Boys & Girls Clubs, she served as a Congressional Aide to two members of the US House of Representatives.
Immediately prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, she was the Vice President for DNS Associates, a for-profit organization specializing in Capital and Endowment Campaigns to non-profit organizations.
Missy holds a B.A. degree in Business from the University of West Georgia, and numerous achievement awards through her work within Boys & Girls Clubs. Missy currently sits on several boards to include the United Way of Greater Atlanta and serves as a Trustee on the University of West Georgia Foundation board.
Her husband, Senator Mike Dugan, represents the 30th District of GA and is a LTC (R) in the US Army. They are the proud parents of two children, Meghan and Beau.
In her spare time, Missy enjoys hanging out with her family and running.
Michael Armstrong, PhD
Vice President of Club Operations & Evaluation
Vice President of Club Safety & Risk Management
Claire Guitton is the Vice President of Club Safety & Risk Management at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. She serves as a liaison for Club staff throughout BGCMA’s network of Clubs. Claire provides strategic direction to Club staff to ensure our quality programming.
Claire has been with BGCMA since 1988, when she started her Boys & Girls Club career as a part-time employee. Over the years, she has held numerous positions within the organization, including running multiple Clubs. Most recently, she served as the Regional Vice President of Operations for the DeKalb, Gwinnett and West End County Clubs.
Claire says she fell in love with working with at-risk kids while working at a swimming pool in an underprivileged area. She was amazed at how eager the children were to learn and how appreciative they were of her kindness and work with them. She looked into the Boys Club at that time, began working and never looked back.
She graduated from Agnes Scott College, and she was the recipient of BGCMA’s Care Award in 2005 and Hometown Heroes award in 2006.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Stephanie joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in September 2011 as Vice President of Human Resources. She has since been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for managing human resources and supporting the organization’s strategic initiatives.
Stephanie brings over 15 years of progressive HR experience in the for-profit financial services industry. Her most recent experience was as HR Director, North & South America, for PRGX, Inc., a global business analytics and information services firm.
Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University. Stephanie and her husband Kenneth are proud parents of a blended family of four kids: Zariyah, Malik, Zoe & Xavier.
Vice President of Strategic Programs and Outcomes
Laureen Lamb assumed the position of Vice President of Strategic Programs and Outcomes in January 2010 and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of research-based youth development programming that drives educational outcomes for BGCMA members.
Laureen brings more than 24 years of experience in the field of youth development and dependent care. Her past job experience includes work in learning facilities, helping to author state legislation for universal child care in Massachusetts, and consulting work with Fortune 500 companies in the States and in Europe on work/life policies.
Prior to BGCMA, Laureen worked for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta as Senior Director of Education. In this position, she developed a five year strategic plan to improve the on-time graduation rates of youth in metro Atlanta.In addition, Laureen has developed, implemented and evaluated numerous child and youth program models across the country, and she was the principal leader in the development of a statewide afterschool network which led to the formation of the Georgia’s Afterschool Investment Council (GAIC). GAIC is now considered the premier provider of youth development professional training in the state. Laureen holds a degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts and a masters degree in Public Administration from Wheelock College. She is a proud mother of two girls.
Chief Development Officer
Candice Moore joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in May 2011. In her role as Chief Development Officer, Candice leads a talented team of development and marketing professionals to secure financial resources the organization needs to continue fulfilling its crucial mission of preparing Metro Atlanta youth to achieve a great future.
Prior to BGCMA, Candice worked for The Walt Disney Company for eleven years in their corporate giving division. She held several positions that included responsibilities in the areas of community relations, volunteer management, national non-profit partnerships, cause-marketing, special events and strategic planning. While at Disney, Candice also served as a board volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Burbank including two years as board president.Following a desire to play a more direct role in supporting a cause for which she had formed a strong passion, Candice left Disney to assume a development position with Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she worked for three years securing and overseeing national corporate partnerships and national cause-marketing promotions.