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Habitat for Humanity elects Ron Terwilliger to serve as chair of board of directors

ATLANTA (Oct. 25, 2007)– Ron Terwilliger, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Residential, has been elected to serve as chair of Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors. Terwilliger was chosen to become chair of the 28-member board that oversees the organization’s mission of building simple, decent housing in partnership with people in need throughout the world.

“I’m honored to serve as Chairman of Habitat for Humanity International’s Board of Directors,” said Terwilliger, who has served on Habitat for Humanity’s International Board for the past seven years. He currently chairs the Resource Development and Communications committee and additionally served as a Vice Chairman of the board. “Habitat is an outstanding organization that has worked in partnership with families, volunteers, donors and corporations, to build affordable housing for more than 1 million people worldwide. So much has been accomplished, but there is still so much more to do, so many more families to partner with. I look forward to contributing as a board member as Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to expand its reach and its ability to serve.”

Terwilliger is a nationally known business leader and a strong supporter of affordable housing. Since 1986, Terwilliger has served as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Residential, one of the largest and most respected residential real estate companies in the United States. During this period, he has also found time to volunteer his resources and expertise to organizations that provide much needed housing to lower income families and individuals. He has become an industry leader and frequently serves as an industry spokesman on housing, with a particular emphasis on affordable housing. He is a mentor in the industry, devoting time to sharing his knowledge with other industry leaders and aspiring professionals.

An honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Terwilliger served five years in the Navy before he received an MBA degree with high distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was elected a Baker Scholar.

Members of the HFHI board receive no compensation for their voluntary service. Board terms are two years and each member may serve four consecutive terms.

Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit