Habitat for Humanity Board Chair Marcus Jones announced the additions of Fabiola Ortiz and Tony Sanders to the board of directors for the organization.
Ms. Ortiz is vice president and regional branch administrator for SmartBank in Chattanooga. She is a graduate of Bethel University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and management/organizational development and has an MBA in organizational behavior.
Ms. Ortiz is a member of Leadership Chattanooga and was previously honored with the Latino Leadership Award. She has volunteered with LaPaz Chattanooga, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 100 Black Men of Bradley County, Cleveland Middle School and Bradley Central High School.
Sanders is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MBA from Tennessee Tech University. He currently works for Unum as a manager in the Benefits Financial Services area.
Mr. Sanders is an active community volunteer, serving currently as a commissioner for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He is a past chair of Inner-City Ministries where he led the merger with Hope for Chattanooga which resulted in Hope for the Inner City, and served as past president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. Mr. Sanders is a founding member and past president of the Chattanooga Area Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and supports multiple wildlife conservation groups. He hosts a weekly radio show called Tony Sanders Outdoors and co-hosts the annual Medal of Honor Heritage Center Sporting Clay Shoot.
President and CEO of Habitat David Butler noted that the strength of Habitat in Chattanooga comes from its board leadership. “Throughout Habitat’s history, we’ve been blessed with leaders who’ve shared our vision of providing safe affordable housing for Chattanooga neighbors. They keep our efforts focused and provide the leadership we need to maximize our efforts on behalf of our clients. We’re excited to have such outstanding individuals like Fabiola and Tony joining us.”
Mr. Jones said, “Habitat’s board is a working one. We gather to exchange ideas, review efforts and plan ways to maximize Habitat’s efforts in our community. Having the skillsets of Fabiola and Tony to assist us in keeping an eye on our bottom line not only assists us in staying focused, but also makes great business sense. We’re grateful for our new board members and look forward to working with them on behalf of Habitat.”