Jim Needles

Vice President of Business Information Systems, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

About me

Jim is a degreed Software Engineer from the University of Pittsburgh with a Minor in Psychology. The minor was very intentional to help Jim to relate to various Users and able to relay complex technical concepts to non-technical people.  After working for 2 multinational corporations and then several start-up organizations, Jim has been the VP, Business Information System for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.  Jim has been the key to the technological transformation of the Y for 14 years.  Prior to Jim's arrival, Information Technology was not a strategic enabler as it is today.

Beyond the world of technology, Jim has been married for 33 years, has 4 amazing kids, 2 grandchildren, leads Spin Classes and Boot Camp Classes (6+/Week) as a volunteer at the Y for the past 15+ years, has run 9 Marathons and is pursuing becoming an Ironman

Jim Needles

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