Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has announced Sabrina Walker Hernandez will retire as the Chief Executive Officer and current Deputy CEO Adriana Rendon will be appointed as her successor.

Walker Hernandez informed the board of directors earlier this year that she will retire in April 2019, and the board selected Rendon to fill her role. She will take over responsibilities as CEO in May 2019.

Over the next several months, Boys & Girls Club will work to transition Rendon into her new leadership role. Rendon joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV in February 2013 as VP of Operations and was promoted to Deputy CEO in August 2018.

Prior to her position at Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, Rendon served as Chief Executive Officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County. Before that she worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She is a graduate of Texas A&M College Station.

“Adriana has been crucial to Edinburg’s growth and overall success these past few years,” said Walker Hernandez. “She is an outstanding leader who understands the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement, our youth and community, and she will take this organization to even greater heights. Adriana is the best person for the job.”

Walker Hernandez was hired at the Club as the Teen Court Coordinator in April 1999, was promoted to Director of Operations and named the CEO in January 2006. Under Walker Hernandez’s guidance, Boys & Girls Club strengthened its executive leadership team with strategic acquisitions including Rendon.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Sabrina for her invaluable leadership and significant contributions to Boys & Girls Club in Edinburg," said Joe Quiroga, chairman of the board. "Under her leadership, we have achieved greater focus as an organization, strengthened our values and our commitment to the youth we serve, and created one of the best Clubs in the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement. Sabrina will be missed, but she has ensured that we will be well positioned for the future with Adriana as our CEO. We are very excited about the organization’s prospects for continued success under Adriana’s leadership.”