October 10, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) has named Kim Randell CEO and Jennee Galland President & COO. The change comes as HFHWM CEO & President Becket Moore steps down after 10 years at the affordable housing nonprofit.
Randell previously served as Chief Development Officer at HFHWM, and Galland as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. They will continue their current duties and divide Moore’s responsibilities between the two of them. Randell will focus on community partnerships, board development, communications, and fundraising, while Galland will oversee the internal operations and programs of the nonprofit.
Jennee and Kim are expected to be a powerful leadership combination, bringing more than 40 years of combined nonprofit experience to the affiliate.
“Kim and I have worked side-by-side at HFHWM for a decade and have worn almost every hat in the organization,” explains Galland. “We are excited to lead our amazing team as we look for new and creative ways to meet the urgent need for affordable housing in our community,” shares Galland.
“Jennee and I have a solid working relationship. We count it as a blessing that while we are very different from one another, we respect the strengths that one another brings to the partnership,” adds Randell.
The co-leadership model reflects an emerging trend post-COVID, demonstrating and promoting a collaborative workplace culture that values communication and cooperation to drive innovation and maximize outcomes.
The Grand Rapids Business Journal shares, “when two leaders unite knowledge and experience, the company benefits from their joint skillset. Shared expertise diversifies an organization’s core abilities, and in the case of nonprofits, can even expand service capabilities.”
Building on their foundation at HFHWM, the duo has big plans for further driving the organization’s mission and increasing its impact.
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury builds affordable housing for low-to-moderate-income families who have a steady income and solid credit but may not qualify for a traditional mortgage. Creating opportunities for affordable homeownership results in long-term prosperity for the community, including generating business for the local economy, higher civic engagement, and better health and educational outcomes for the homeowners and their families. The affiliate also provides critical repairs for low-to-moderate Williamson and Maury County residents.
This spring, HFHWM will break ground on homes in their first Habitat for Humanity neighborhood in Columbia, TN. Construction will take place over the next three years to provide safe, affordable shelter for 27 local families at the completion of the project.
One of these homes will be the affiliate’s first Zero-Net Energy (ZNE) home sponsored by Atmos Energy. ZNE homes are designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make energy bills more affordable for homeowners.
In Williamson County, HFHWM is one of four local housing organizations spearheading The Franklin Hill Project, which will construct a community of more than 35 affordable townhomes in Franklin, TN. The townhomes will be sold to low-to-moderate-income in Williamson County who work and engage in the community but cannot afford to purchase housing within their means.
Habitat for Humanity is looking for partners to support their upcoming home build season. To learn more, please contact 615-690-8090 or visit www.hfhwm.org.