Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona Elects Tim Kelley Board Chairman
Phoenix – Aug. 17, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) today announced that Tim Kelley has been named board chairman for a two-year term.
Mr. Kelley is COO of the Entrepreneur Opportunity Fund, owner and CFO with his wife of two education-related companies with 45 + employees, and is an assistant professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics at Grand Canyon University.
“I am humbled by the dedication of the staff, board, sponsors and more than 12 thousand volunteers that have assisted some 1,100 homeowners across the Valley,” says Kelley. “We now have the opportunity to provide a hand up to thousands more people with our Neighborhood Revitalization Program and I hope to build a coalition of industry and government to make that happen. These are exciting times for Habitat and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Mr. Kelley has more than 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in construction, education, finance and software, working throughout his career in the U.S., Mexico, South America and Africa (Angola). He served as founder, chairman and CEO of KCA International Construction and Facilities Management for more than 14 years and managed $200M in Mexican projects in addition to overseeing 2 million sq. ft. of office, commercial and residential space throughout Latin America.
He is a recognized expert in the areas of cross-border mortgages, entrepreneurship and international real estate finance and was featured by Entrepreneur Magazine for innovative international entrepreneurship.
From 2010 to 2011, he was contracted by the US Agency for International Development to advise the Central Bank of Angola (BNA) on regulatory structures for residential real estate finance. He raised more than $100M to build a cross-border mortgage bank from 2003 to 2008.
He holds a BA from Gonzaga and an MBA from Thunderbird with additional course work at Oxford University and ASU. He also serves on The Governor’s Committee on Cross-Border Real Estate at the Arizona-Mexico Commission and is a member of Delta Mu Delta. He is past chairman of the Thunderbird Angel Network and founder and chairman of the Canyon Angels.
About Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the renowned humanitarian organization based in Atlanta. Each affiliate operates as a separate 501c3 nonprofit, and is responsible for leading its own fundraising and operations management, while adhering to the Habitat for Humanity mission of serving communities within its area. . Habitat also promotes volunteer programs with corporations, groups, churches and individuals. Their services include new home construction, re-constructions, renovations, repairs (even emergency repairs) and most recently, entire neighborhood revitalization projects. Consistently ranked among the Top 10 of 1,400 affiliates nationally, Habitat has built more than 1,100 homes in the metro Phoenix area. To learn more, please visit habitatcaz.org, or find us on Twitter @habitatcaz.
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