NEW YORK – A national nonprofit organization for the creation of healthier school communities, GENYOUth announced Ann Marie Krautheim took over as its chief executive officer, effective July 1.

After 10 years serving as the president and chief wellness officer for the public-private partnership between the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, Krautheim succeeds Alexis Glick, GENYOUth’s first CEO.

GENYOUth shared that Krautheim will be in charge of the nonprofit’s strategic vision, partnerships and programs, with the goal of empowering youth to lead change being a main component of everything the organization does.

“I am honored to be named CEO of GENYOUth,” Krautheim said. “GENYOUth has made great strides in our first decade with the incredible support of our founding partners, America’s Dairy Farmers and the NFL, and additional purpose-minded partners who share our mission. As this is such a pivotal time for youth and schools, I am committed to continued action to ensure that students, particularly those in high-need communities, are nourished, active and supported.”

A registered dietitian, Krautheim also serves on the boards of state and regional professional associations and has through the years picked up a variety of honors, such as the Anita Owen Award for Innovation in Nutrition Education from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In her previous role with GENYOUth, the organization noted she also played a key role in generating grant funding for its flagship program, Fuel Up to Play 60, which involves 73,000 schools and more than 38 million students.

GENYOUth’s board chair, Barbara O’Brien, who also is president and chief executive officer for Dairy Management Inc. and the Innovation Center for US Dairy, said Krautheim possesses the “vision and commitment” to help the organization make an even bigger impact.

“In particular, hunger and food insecurity are causes that are near and dear to the hearts of America’s dairy farmers, and the ongoing work of GENYOUth to end student hunger is of growing importance,” O’Brien said of some of the nonprofit’s critical work.

The NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, said the league’s partnership with GENYOUth continues to have “an extraordinary impact” on young students.

“Ann Marie's leadership as CEO will further ensure that GENYOUth remains integral in our shared commitment to champion physical activity, sound nutrition and healthy lifestyles for children,” Goodell said.