Habitat for Humanity elects new leadership for its international board of directors
Former Atlanta Housing Authority chief named as board chair of global nonprofit housing organization
ATLANTA (Nov. 11, 2013) — Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to announce the election of Renee Glover, the former CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority, as the new board chair of Habitat’s international board of directors.
“Renee has been a valued voice on our board because of her deep connection to the cause of affordable housing, and her appointment as chair of Habitat’s board of directors will enable us to continue the extraordinary work that our governing group and trusted advisors help to lead,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
Also elected as officers to the board were Henry Cisneros of San Antonio, Texas, as board vice chair; Alex Silva of San Jose, Costa Rica, as board vice chair; Joe L. Price of Charlotte, N.C., as board treasurer; and Brad Hewitt of Medicine Lake, Minn., as board secretary.
Glover, who previously served as HFHI board vice chair, has been nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy. In 2000, she was appointed by the U.S. Congress to the Millennial Housing Commission, which was charged with providing legislative recommendations to Congress on national housing policy. In November 2007, Glover was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and was appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission in December 2011.
On her appointment as Habitat’s board chair, Glover succeeded Liz Crossman, the former president of Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, who has served as the HFHI board chair since 2011 and has completed her term of service on Habitat’s board of directors. In addition, Kevin Kessinger, the executive vice president, chief information officer and head of corporate shared services of TD Bank Group, has completed his term on the Habitat’s board.
“We’re incredibly thankful for Liz and Kevin’s many years of service to Habitat and their leadership on our international board of directors,” said Reckford. “Their dedication to Habitat’s cause has set a high standard for every person who will ever sit on our board.”
Habitat’s board is responsible for establishing policy and guiding the organization’s efforts to construct, rehabilitate, repair and improve housing in partnership with low-income families in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat board members volunteer for two-year terms that can be renewed up to four times.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.