6 Leaders Elected To Habitat For Humanity Of Greater Chattanooga's Board Of Directors

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga elected six respected Chattanooga business leaders to its board of directors. They include Denise Cobb, executive vice president and chief administrations officer at FSG Bank; Drew Hibbard, director of Investments at Visions Hospitality Group; James Moreland, retired manager at DuPont and current chairman of East Chattanooga Improvement, Inc; Ron Morris, retiree from Tennessee Valley Authority and current Thrivent Builds specialist at Thrivent Financial; Gabrielle Charles Sanders, attorney and business analyst in the Corporate Compliance Division at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; and David Wade, EPB’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

"We are very pleased to have such dynamic business leaders who have all demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in Greater Chattanooga join our Board of Directors," said David Butler, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. "They will undoubtedly bring expertise and insight to the board that will be invaluable as Habitat for Humanity continues to expand affordable homeownership opportunities to more Chattanooga families in the months and years ahead."

Other community leaders serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors include Cory Allison, Ethan Collier, Jason Farmer, Trip Farmer, Jim Ford, Linda Mines, Karen Rudolph, Stephanie Sinkfield, and Lebron Womack.

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built 244 affordable and energy efficient homes in Hamilton County. 

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