Habitat For Humanity Hires Director Of Volunteers, Sponsorships

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Dominique Brandt
Dominique Brandt
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area has named Dominique Brandt the director of Volunteers, Sponsorships and Events.
 
Prior to relocating to the Chattanooga area to accept this position, Ms. Brandt most recently served for more than five years as the director of Volunteers and Special Events at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.
 
"We have been working toward building a stronger network of volunteers and corporate partners so we can further expand opportunities of homeownership to more families in the greater Chattanooga area," said Ethan Collier, board chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and president and CEO of Collier Construction.
  "Dominique’s experiences, expertise and institutional knowledge will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts and help us to further our mission. We are thrilled to have her as a part of our team.”


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