John Giroir (pronounced zher-wa) aka Johnny G earned his Master of Science degree from West Virginia University and his Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia State University. He earned 47 college credits before graduating from high school. Prior to joining the NYSC as its 12th Director since its inception, Johnny G served as President and CEO of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley for many years in Charleston, WV. When not investing his time in his work with the National Youth Science Foundation, he volunteers/consults with a number of local non-profits. His passion is his family and eight grandchildren. John’s hobbies include USTA Tennis, hiking, and collecting unusual chess sets, taking “selphies” and “Throwing Shade”. John is an Eagle Scout, was a Louisiana delegate to the NYSC in 1989 and this is his eight cumulative year on NYSC Staph.