Virtual, Inc. CFO Mauro Lance Appointed to YMCA of Metro North Board

Position Underscores Virtual’s Unwavering Dedication to Supporting Local Communities and Strong Desire to Contribute to the Mission of the YMCA of Metro North

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virtual, Inc. announced today that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mauro Lance, has been appointed to the YMCA of Metro North Board of Directors. The YMCA of Metro North Association is a nonprofit organization that operates eight YMCA locations in several municipalities north of Boston. The YMCA offers families from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to engage in unique programming from sports to healthy living to summer camp, preschool, and afterschool educational programs. With a strong commitment to supporting local communities, Virtual recognizes the significance of Lance’s involvement in this role and celebrates the opportunity to support the mission of the YMCA of Metro North.

Virtual is a prominent provider of professional services to standards organizations, consortia, and associations. As its CFO, Lance leads the strategy and management of Virtual’s corporate and client financial operations. He will share his financial and governance expertise and insights to help keep the YMCA of Metro North, a $30+ million organization, on firm footing and to promote and support its mission.

“I am honored by this appointment. My participation on the board will be an extension of our mission at Virtual to make meaningful contributions to our local community and the world,” said Lance. “The YMCA of Metro North is a phenomenal, essential organization that is completely embedded in the community – it is an anchor.”

He continued, “Kids are the future, and my goal is to help ensure that they have open avenues to secure, happy lives – through daycare programs that allow parents to work, safe after-school programs that nourish young minds, and all the time-honored YMCA activities that cultivate healthy bodies as well.”

Lance has more than 25 years of expertise in governance, finance and operations, with extensive experience in the IT and payment security industry. Born in Chile, he has lived and worked in Chile, China, France and the United States. Lance is a Fulbright Scholar. He has held leadership positions at the PCI Security Standards Council, the MIT Media Lab, and the World Wide Web Consortium, and was a founding director of the Web Foundation.

As a nonprofit, the YMCA of Metro North is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of community leaders. Board members donate their time and talent to provide direction and guidance to the YMCA leadership team and help to shape the organization’s strategic plan.

“We are so pleased to welcome Mauro to our board. It’s clear that he shares our commitment to service and vision of strengthening individuals, families, and our community, and we will benefit from his expertise,” said Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metro North. “I look forward to working with Mauro, to ensure that the Y continues to work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.”

About the YMCA of Metro North

The YMCA of Metro North is a regional nonprofit organization with a unique position that allows us to deliver support and services to people of all ages and all stages of life. We build healthy spaces for people to live their best lives, for children to grow and thrive from cradle to career, and for everyone to give back and make our communities stronger.

The YMCA believes our communities are strongest when all are included and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and connect people of all generations, backgrounds and perspectives, and we’re committed to addressing issues that people face, to create positive change. From advocacy to food security, disease prevention to athletics, youth development to swim lessons, everything the Y does helps strengthen our region and the people who live here. More information can be found at

About Virtual, Inc.

Virtual is a professional services firm that enables organizations to achieve their goals and make a mark on the world. Whether helping an organization go from zero to 800 corporate members in a mere 18 months or extending the reach and impact of an international group dedicated to curing prostate and breast cancer, Virtual provides strategic advisory and execution services that drive real results for technology consortia, standards groups and associations that are forming, growing or changing.

Virtual has been recognized on regional and national “Top Places to Work” lists and has been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Virtual is accredited by the AMC Institute, the global trade group that represents the association management industry. More information about Virtual can be found at


Jessie Hennion

Virtual, Inc. Public Relations