Tjada McKenna

Tjada McKenna


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Biography

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna: Atlanta, Georgia.  Chief Operating Officer.  As Chief Operating Officer, McKenna leads the operational execution of Habitat for Humanity’s strategic plan to advance its mission, grow capacity and increase global impact. To foster overall growth and development opportunities within the organization, McKenna is bringing together global program, operational strategies and delivery across Habitat’s network of 1,400 U.S. affiliates and more than 70 country programs in Canada; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Habitat in December, 2015, McKenna was overseeing the US government’s $3.5 billion + global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, as its deputy coordinator for development and assistant to the administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. Before her work with the US government, she held management positions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, McKinsey & Company, American Express and GE Consumer Finance.  McKenna earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She and her husband, Joe have two young sons.