As One Executive Director Retires, a New One Steps in....

In September current Hanover Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Linda Tiller, announced her retirement at the end of 2020. Linda has been involved with Habitat for Humanity locally and nationally for over 30 years and has been an incredible leader for this affiliate. Linda said ‘it has been a pleasure working with our partners to advance the cause of affordable housing in Hanover, whether that was through the sale of new homes to lower income homebuyers, critical home repairs that allowed our citizens to age in place in their homes, or just public advocacy for the need for stable and affordable housing options that make for a healthy community.’

Upon Linda’s announcement, the Hanover Habitat Board of Directors began the search process for the new Executive Director and are excited to announce that Renee Robinson joined the organization as the new Executive Director effective December 7th. Renee spent 20 years at Capital One as a senior leader in Human Resources, Commercial Banking, and Operations. For the past 18 months she has been an independent consultant working with various nonprofits focused on affordable housing and economic justice initiatives, including launching the Regional Housing Resource Line with Partnership for Housing Affordability and leading business engagement in the campaign for paid sick days with Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. During the 2020 General Assembly, Renee worked with Delegate Bagby to introduce legislation through H.B. 788 that removes discriminatory real estate covenants from Virginia’s deeds.

Renee says ‘I know that financial security and independence are more achievable when you have stable housing and that’s why programs like ours at Hanover Habitat for Humanity are so important. I’m honored to join this organization and team and look forward to working across our community to deliver on our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.’

Board President Joseph Jones, VP in PNC Bank’s Affordable Housing group said, ‘We are grateful to Linda for her leadership these last 5 years and congratulate her on her retirement. We are thrilled to have Renee join and lead the organization as we continue to grow.’ Hanover Habitat for Humanity will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in 2021 and they operate the popular ReStore retail center at 9159 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville.


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