Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas announced Kelly Fleming has been named executive director of the nonprofit.
Fleming has served as the Director of Development/Chief Development Officer for the Arkansas Arts Center for the past seven years and has most recently been part of an ongoing capital campaign of $128 million. She has also raised funds for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Heifer Foundation.
“All of us at Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas see an opportunity to have a big influence on the central Arkansas area and are thrilled to have Kelly lead us in this exciting stage of growth,” said Habitat Board Chairman Eddie Martin.
“I’m excited about this next step for the organization and I can’t wait to see where we can go. We’re especially looking forward to putting Kelly’s marketing and retail experience into high-gear to help reinvigorate our ReStore Donation Centers which provide revenue to help build homes for families in need.” Martin added.
Habitat for Humanity has had an Arkansas presence for more than 30 years. The organization provides affordable housing through home ownership for lower income individuals in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Since 1989, it has built more than 160 homes in the region and helped finance 30 homes overseas.
Recently, Habitat has developed the first Pocket neighborhood in Arkansas – a neighborhood of 9 houses on one street – that is under construction at Porter Cove in North Little Rock.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. The organization creates meaningful and lasting impact for our neighbors and community. I look forward to being a part of the effort that will make a positive difference for even more people who are in need of affordable, safe and decent shelter,” Fleming said.