Mary Zoller

NAYDO Operations & Conference Director

Cell:    504 858 3379
Work:  504 464 7845


In her  35+ years as a YMCA professional Mary alternated between positions at the local and national levels. At the YMCA of Greater New Orleans, her positions ranged from Program Director and State Director of Youth and Government to COO and CEO.

As YMCA of the USA's Director of National Events and Training in the 90s she developed the program training system, annually coordinated  34 Program Schools and Membership Universities nationwide at their peak, created the first Program EXPO and authored numerous program manuals and training designs. She held key positions in  General Assemblies including coordinating the 150th Anniversary General Assembly in 2001 in New Orleans involving 8,000 participants, still the largest attendance to date. Since becoming NAYDO's first staff person in 2002, her position has evolved as has the organization.

Currently she is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of NAYDO and serving as director of the conference, the largest annual YMCA conference in North America. Mary was the first woman to receive the APD (now AYP) A. G. Knebel Award.

NAYDO Office
21 Chateau Trianon
Kenner, LA 70065