Habitat for Humanity Hamilton Announces New Executive Director, Sean Ferris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is pleased to announce that Sean Ferris has been appointed the new Executive Director, effective immediately.

Sean Ferris is a life-long resident of Hamilton who has been with the organization for over 3 years as the Director of Operations. With an extensive business background and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, Ferris looks forward to using his expertise to strengthen the affiliate’s mission by building more homes and more hope throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region.

Previous to his Director role with Habitat, Ferris held multiple roles with both Bell Canada and Loblaws. A committed family man, Ferris decided to make the switch from the private sector: “I wanted to be a living example of community engagement for my children. I am giving back to a community that’s afforded me a wealth of opportunity and happiness throughout my life.”

“I can think of no one better suited to lead our organization as we strive to meet the lofty housing needs of Hamilton and the surrounding region,” said Paul Parker, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton Board Chair. “Beyond his talent and business acumen, he’s passionate about breaking the cycle of poverty and redefining Hamilton. That’s really at the heart of what Habitat does.”

This year, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is celebrating its 25th anniversary and plans to complete 3 new homes this year. Anyone interested in learning more about how to get involved are requested to contact the organization at 905-560-6707 or at info@habitathamilton.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity Hamilton

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. Habitat Hamilton has accommodated 19 partner families locally since its incorporation and is one of Habitat Canada’s fastest growing affiliates, with six homes currently under construction. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in order to break the cycle of poverty throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region. For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.