MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama have announced Robert Kennedy Jr. as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kennedy is to succeed Tim Wills, who is resigning from the position after six years.

According to the news release, the Board of Directors has wanted to bring someone in with experience in marketing, general management, and human resources. Kennedy has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master’s in Leadership and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Kennedy’s experience in the role includes 30 years of team leadership and budget management experience in his new role as the BGCSA CEO.

Previously, Kennedy served as Chief Marketing Officer for Brett/Robinson vacation rentals in Gulf Shores. Prior to this role, he also served as the General Manager of Global eCommerce for Bio-Rad Laboratories as well as executive leadership roles at Sears Holding Company, Toys “R” Us, and Harrah’s Entertainment.

“I am humbled to have been selected as next CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama. It is an honor and a privilage to join an organization with a deep history of serviving the youth of our community. I am extemely excited to partner with the Board of Directors, club leaders and volunteers to craft a uinified vision for the future.”

Robery Kennedy Jr. BGCSA CEO

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said Kennedy previously served as CEO for Brett/Robinson. Kennedy was the Chief Marketing Officer, not Chief Executive Officer.