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Natalie Griffith, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA) – Natalie has more than 28 years of non-profit management and accounting experience. She has been employed by HFHSA for more than 22 years. Her management philosophy is to make hard work and smart work coincide as much as possible. At the time Natalie started with HFHSA, it was a small, mostly-all-volunteer organization with a paid staff of 2½ people, a $70,000 budget deficit, and a build history of 57 homes in its entire lifetime trying to get by in one of the poorest urban cities in the country. Natalie has been instrumental in growing the ministry in the years since by serving as staff accountant, CFO, COO, and President and CEO. During her tenure, San Antonio has remained one of the poorest urban cities, and HFHSA has remained highly mission focused, but grown to its present level of consistently building 50 to 60 homes every year utilizing over 14,000 volunteers (completing 972 homes to date), having an effective home owner readiness training program for partner families resulting in responsible home owners with minimal mortgage delinquencies, owning and operating three very successful building material thrift stores which cover all of HFHSA’s fund raising, general, and administrative costs in addition to most of its building support programs, employing a staff of 70 full and part time employees, utilizing 51+ local subcontractors and pumping millions of dollars each year into the local economy. Natalie has implemented effective management and HR strategies that have resulted in the development of a top-notch staff with minimal turn-over and long tenures in key positions. Natalie’s focus is to make sure HFHSA adapts to societal changes while remaining a highly productive, effective, efficient, mission-focused organization, with a strong, cohesive, and results-oriented Board of Directors and staff.