We welcome new director of the St. Thomas More Center
December 5, 2022
Jason Anderson, a Madison, Wisconsin area nonprofit executive with more than two decades of experience, has been named executive director of the St. Thomas More Center, home of Catholic Youth Camp, based in Panora, Iowa. His first day is today.
Anderson brings a wide skill set to the center, including executive leadership, youth development, program development, staff training, risk management, financial and operations management. He also has experience with outdoor camps and programs.
“His experience in both child and youth development plus his ability to manage the business side made him an excellent choice,” said Kerry McGuire, chair of the St. Thomas More Center’s Advisory Board.
Anderson recently led a capital campaign and multi-million dollar building project at Red Caboose Child Care, which provides childcare, after school and summer camp opportunities in Madison, Wisconsin. He also served as operations manager for Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark, where he led a team of more 10 year-round staff and more than 40 seasonal staff at an attraction that draws more than 100,000 visitors annually. He served as programs director at Wisconsin Youth Company, where he managed an overnight travel camp, licensed day camps, summer enrichment courses and after school programs.
In his new role, Anderson will serve both youth and young adults as they grow in missionary discipleship at the St. Thomas More Center near Lake Panorama. The center offers Catholic Youth Camp, which offers a week of fun and faith to more than 1,600 youth from third grade through high school each summer.
Anderson holds a master’s degree in education from National Louis University specializing in experiential and environmental education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology of organizations and social psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.