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Snodgrass to be Austin Habitat CEO
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Nora Ankrum
Austin Habitat for Humanity announced Tuesday the appointment of Phyllis Snodgrass to be the organization’s new CEO, beginning Nov. 2. Currently, Snodgrass serves as the COO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and in the past she has been an executive at the Texas Association of Business and president of the San Marcos and Athens chambers of commerce (both in Texas). “In my mind, affordability is the most critical issue in our community today,” said Snodgrass in an announcement about her appointment. “Austin Habitat is certainly going to do its part to provide as many affordable homeownership opportunities for Austin families as possible.” Snodgrass’ appointment is just one of several causes for celebration, according to Austin Habitat’s announcement. Not only is the nonprofit celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but it will be opening a new Community Home Center in the fall. The new facility, to be located at 500 W. Ben White Blvd., will combine the organization’s administrative offices, construction warehouse and ReStore (where it sells used construction materials), which are currently located at three different facilities.