Welcome to Matthew Grundy, Our new Executive Director!
Our Board of Directors and staff officially welcome Matthew Grundy asHabitat’s new Executive Director. Matthew’s experience and enthusiasm for our work is truly infectious.
“We were very pleased to announce Matthew’s appointment,” said Randy Kammerer, President of the Board of Directors. “Matthew brings strong leadership and creativity to Habitat along with a deep passion for the work we do. He has served organizations at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels and has a breadth of perspective and experience.”
Matthew’s experience includes serving as president of a national company providing K-12 educational services and products to more than 250,000 students from financially struggling families in 1000 schools, including several in the Fresno area; being a partner in a real estate investment company monitoring the acquisition of land and development of residential properties, consulting to organizations aiming to grow their business through marketing, systems development and training, and founding a non-profit company aimed at youth workforce development and training. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Studies.
“I am so impressed with everyone on Habitat’s team, from our dedicated board members, to our talented staff, to this lovely Fresno community and all the people we’ve been able to serve,” reflected Matthew. “I know this is where I need to be and I’m grateful for this opportunity to work together with each of you as we continue our work and the legacy that began thirty years ago.” Matthew and his wife have four children with a newborn to arrive in two weeks. They joined other family members already in Fresno when they relocated here from southern California this past weekend. In Matthew’s spare time he loves spending quality time with Jesus and his family.
Matthew was appointed by our Board of Directors after conducting an extensive national search and had gone through a careful selection process. Our appreciation goes out to the Board and its selection committee made up of Randy Kammerer, our board president, and directors Robin Stith, Patrick Prince and then Interim Executive Director Torin Blount. We extend our deep appreciation to Torin Blount who stepped in to serve as Interim Executive Director for the last several months seeing through the completion of the Almy Street Playground and the development and approval of the organization’s fiscal budget. Blount has since returned to his full-time duties as Habitat’s ReStore Manager.
To learn more about Matthew, please read his professional biography and check out the Fresno Bee article on him written by BoNhia Lee.
Matthew talking to BoNhia Lee of the Fresno Bee