Blount County Habitat for Humanity Hires New Director of Development
Blount County Habitat for Humanity concluded a thorough 5-month long search by selecting Leslie Woodall as Habitat’s new Director of Development replacing Susan Hughes, who is now the organization’s Faith Relations Director and Volunteer Coordinator.
President & CEO, Tony Gibbons, expressed his enthusiasm by stating, “Our goal was to find the right person and we found that with Leslie. She has the skills, experience and passion to be an outstanding advocate for the affiliate.”
The Blount County Habitat Board sees Ms. Woodall as a perfect fit to coordinate and implement development strategies, while working with other staff members to create awareness in the community of Habitat’s core mission. Ms. Woodall expressed her excitement by stating, “I am delighted to be part of Blount County Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has a great reputation for impacting peoples’ lives in a positive way. On my first day being on staff, I had the privilege to attend a dedication of two homes to two very deserving families. It was a wonderful validation of why I accepted the position and to Habitat’s commitment to the families of Blount County in need of affordable housing.”
Ms. Woodall is a native of East Tennessee and has lived in Blount County for nearly 20 years. She was a successful Realtor in the area for 14 years and is active in the community. Her husband, Jeff, is employed with Denso Manufacturing and their son, Hunter, is a senior at Alcoa High School.
Founded in 1992, and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Blount County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian housing ministry whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing by working in partnership with the community to build simple, energy efficient, affordable homes. For more information on Blount County Habitat for Humanity, visit www.blounthabitat.org. You can reach Leslie Woodall by calling, 865-982-8717, ext. 226 or emailing her at Leslie@BlountHabitat.org.