PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The former superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police has a new job as CEO of the Greater Providence YMCA.

The YMCA chapter’s board announced Friday that it’s appointed retired Col. Steven O’Donnell to lead the organization.

O’Donnell retired from a decades-long career in law enforcement on Sept. 23 after leading state police for more than five years.

Greater Providence YMCA Board Chairwoman Gayle Corrigan says O’Donnell is the right person to lead the organization as it seeks to boost membership. She cites his integrity, strong leadership and community outreach skills. O’Donnell has also coached youth sports for many years.

The YMCA chapter has a $23 million annual budget and operates seven branches around Rhode Island and one in Seekonk, Massachusetts.