Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County has named Viera resident Anna Terry as its executive director.
Terry had previously served in an interim role in the position beginning in November and was recently named to the position permanently.
"I just want to make sure we're representing Habitat as a brand," said Terry, 57.
Terry had previously been managing Habitat for Humanity’s Palm Bay ReStore, which is an independently-owned reuse store that accepts donations and sells home improvement goods for less than retail prices.
Prior to her time in Brevard, Terry worked at Chico’s FAS headquarters in Fort Myers after moving to Southwest Florida in 2011. Prior to that, the self-described "California girl," who was born in San Diego, also worked in international retail as both a buyer and product developer for brands that include Guess and Nordstrom, according to a release from Habitat for Humanity.
Board chairman Marcus Ingeldsen of MH Williams Construction Co. praised Terry as a leader who can move the organization forward.
"Anna’s corporate leadership style is exactly what we have been looking for," Ingeldsen said in a release from Habitat for Humanity. "She has the ability to lead our staff, excite our volunteers and motivate donors and supporters to be great and do great things. With her leadership, we plan to expand our outreach opportunities, which will help give back to the community in new and exciting ways."
Terry also expressed a lot of positivity about Habitat for Humanity’s future.
"Under my experience and leadership, I just want to kind of take it to the next level," Terry said. "We have all the right players in place."
She also added that she is extremely proud to be working for an organization that does so much good in the community.
"People come to me and start telling me how great we are," Terry said. "It’s kind of a ‘wow’ moment actually….Very humbling."