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Rogers named to head Habitat’s Washington office

Rogers named managing director of Habitat’s Washington office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2005) — Habitat for Humanity International has named Paul F. Rogers as managing director of its Washington Office. Rogers assumed his new post on June 6. He will report to Tom Jones, vice president, Habitat for Humanity International.

Rogers has more than 25 years’ experience on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch of government. Prior to his appointment to HFHI’s Washington Office, he served as the chief of staff to the chief deputy whip, Rep. Max Sandlin, D-Texas, in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1983 to 1997, Rogers served as chief of staff to Rep. Ronald D. Coleman, D-Texas. He served on the staff of late congressman, Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and also worked in the White House during President Jimmy Carter’s administration.

“We are so grateful that a person of Paul Rogers’ competence, experience and commitment will now be the managing director of the HFHI Washington Office,” said Tom Jones, vice president of Habitat international. “I look forward to working with Paul toward his becoming the main representative of HFHI in the Washington, D.C., area and I personally look forward to continuing in the position of vice president, serving in Habitat’s worldwide mission as ambassador-at-large.”

The Washington Office functions as Habitat’s executive office in the capital. Rogers will represent HFHI, manage the office’s day-to-day operations and pursue government, nonprofit, private sector and international alliances. He will also oversee the department’s budget and spearhead strategic planning for the office.

A native of Longview, Texas, Rogers is a graduate of the University of Houston where he also pursued post baccalaureate studies.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.