Habitat for Humanity welcomes Wells Fargo’s Mary Mack to its international board of directors
ATLANTA (April 1, 2019) — Habitat for Humanity International’s board of directors has elected Mary Mack, Wells Fargo & Company’s senior executive vice president and head of Consumer Banking to join the board and lend her expertise to the leading global housing nonprofit.
“I am delighted to welcome Mary to our board of directors,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Mary will be instrumental in helping Habitat grow to serve more families around the world. I am looking forward to working with Mary as we work toward achieving our vision of a world where everyone has a place to call home.”
Mack recently joined President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and hundreds of other volunteers in Mishawaka, Indiana, to help build more than 20 homes as part of the 35th Carter Work Project.
“Habitat for Humanity instills a sense of financial empowerment to so many in need,” said Mack. “Volunteering has always been important to me. It’s great to know that I can use the strength of a company and the benefit of teamwork to help make a difference. I look forward to deepening my work with Habitat through participation on the board, where we will look for innovative ways to help serve more families in the United States and around the world.”
Mack began her career at Wells Fargo in 1984 and has served in various leadership roles including head of Wells Fargo Advisors, head of Wealth Brokerage Services, leader of Wachovia’s Client Partnership, director of Community Affairs, General Bank regional president and managing director of Healthcare Corporate Banking. Mack has been named by Fortune magazine three times as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Mack is also a member of the United Way Worldwide’s Board of Trustees and the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. She is a founding member of the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Mack holds a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from Davidson College in North Carolina and currently serves on the college’s board of trustees.
Since 2010, Wells Fargo Foundation has provided more than $79 million to Habitat for Humanity, while the company’s team members have volunteered more than 410,000 hours building and remodeling more than 2,800 Habitat homes. That’s more than one home built or improved every business day for the past eight years.
Habitat’s international board of directors is responsible for establishing policy and guiding the organization’s efforts to build or improve affordable housing in partnership with families across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat board members serve for two-year terms that can be renewed up to four times.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.