Bon Secours has selected George Kleb to serve as the executive director of Bon Secours Community Works. Kleb has served in a variety of roles and leadership positions during his 33-year tenure with Bon Secours, including most recently serving as the leader of Unity Properties, Bon Secours’ affordable housing corporation in Baltimore.
Kleb will report to Belde and will oversee all strategy, operations, partner and community engagement, and program performance and development for Bon Secours Baltimore. Bon Secours Community Works serves an average of 4,000 community members annually by providing programs, services and affordable housing designed to improve the social determinants of health and uplift west Baltimore residents and families.
Most recently, Kleb served as the leader of Unity Properties where he was responsible for the overall administration, direction and operations of all housing programs including the development of more than 800 housing units that provide safe, stable, and affordable housing in west Baltimore for more than 1,200 residents.
Kleb holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College and a certificate in housing and community development from the University of Maryland.
ABOUT GEORGE KLEB
Bachelor of Arts in social work, Western Maryland College, 1982
If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?
Musician. Ever since seeing The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” at age 3, I’ve been obsessed with all things musical. It took me a long time to learn but once I could play guitar I started performing in bands and have continued to this day. There are some definite parallels between community development work and playing music with others – the skills really line up: listening, cooperation, planning, etc.
Key West (every time!). My wife and I have been going there since before we had children. We continued when the kids were small and now the kids are grown and we still all go together. It’s a beautiful place to relax and unwind.
When I want to relax, I…:
Play my guitar and/or listen to some good music.
That’s a tough one…there are so many. I’ll say the Grateful Dead.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ― Thomas Merton