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  • Help us raise the roof

    and eliminate poverty housing in our community!
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    Help us support the mission of Habitat for Humanity!
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    Make new friends while learning new skills!
  • Together We're Changing Tomorrow

    one hammer swing at a time.

Join Us

Board of Directors

 

john-walawender-2018John Walawender
Chair 

John is a Business Development Specialist for Ford Motor Company in the Sales Division, working with the Dealer Network in the Carolinas. A native of Detroit, he graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he majored in Marketing with an emphasis on Strategic Communications. At Creighton, he participated in several Habitat builds and became a site student supervisor. In addition to Habitat of Charlotte, he is also involved with his church. John enjoys things that go fast (cars, motorcycles, boats, and snowmobiles), photography and outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, mountain biking, running, beach volleyball and tennis.

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philip-newsom-2018Philip Newsom
Vice-Chair

Philip is a Vice President in the compliance department of Wells Fargo Securities and a lawyer. He majored in psychology and minored in philosophy at Davidson College and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky. His interest in Habitat for Humanity arose from his pro bono work advising clients on landlord-tenant and foreclosure law matters, and from a need to spend more time outdoors. In his spare time, in addition to his participation in other nonprofits in the Charlotte area, he is an avid reader, traveler, an average hiker, and a worse golfer.

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ben-agnerBenjamin Agner
Past Chair

Benjamin is a Senior Manager at Aflac with responsibility for the information security of all non-insurance Aflac subsidiaries, having more than 10 years' experience in IT, Audit, and Information Security. He was born and raised just outside of Charlotte, in Cherryville NC, and graduated from Appalachian State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with majors in both Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Active in many social, charitable and professional organizations, Ben has served with Charlotte HYP for more than 4 years, has traveled to El Salvador on a Habitat Global Village trip, and is active in a number of other social and charitable causes. In his spare time, Ben likes to root for his Appalachian State Mountaineers, travel, play tennis, practice yoga, golf, and ski (both water and snow).

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trent-huntley-2018Trenton Huntley
Secretary 

Trenton Huntley was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Merchandising from East Carolina University. For graduate studies, he completed his MBA at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Currently, he is a Police Tele-communicator with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and has aspirations of transitioning into a management role with the City of Charlotte. Trenton first became involved with Habitat for Humanity in January of 2015 to fulfill a community service requirement for a leadership seminar course. The ability to connect with others from different backgrounds, while witnessing the tangible results of his efforts, left an indelible impression. He is dedicated to servicing his community, and passionate about making contributions toward improving Charlotte. In his spare time, he is an avid tennis player. When he is not playing tennis, he enjoys the company of friends, family, or solitary pursuits.

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david-mall-2018David Mall
Treasurer

David is a licensed CPA. He graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in accounting. He works in IT Risk & Compliance at Empowered. David began volunteering with Habitat in college through organizations and clubs. In his free time, David enjoys running, racquetball, and listening to podcasts.

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Chase Thompson
Sponsorship Chair

Chase is an analyst at DecisionPoint, a boutique investment bank in Charlotte, and is responsible for providing guidance and support to clients during an MA process. He majored in Business Administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. Prior to moving to Charlotte, Chase spent two years in South Korea, teaching English to over 1,000 underprivileged children and gaining a proficiency in the Korean language. Chase became interested in Habitat due to his support for affordable housing and interest in getting involved within the Charlotte community. In his spare time, Chase enjoys traveling, playing tennis, hiking, playing video games, and cheering for the Carolina Panthers.

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art-goodson-2018Henry 'Art' Goodson
Volunteer Chair

Art is a licensed CPA and Senior Tax Analyst for Electrolux. He was born in Wake Forest, NC, and graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in accounting. He first became involved in Habitat for Humanity through multiple leadership positions in his college chapter at NCSU, and still volunteers frequently on construction projects with Habitat Charlotte. Art is also heavily involved at his church where he leads a team of volunteers. When not on a worksite or at church he enjoys watching sports, working out, reading, and playing videogames.

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Wesley Wells
Membership Chair

Wesley is a manufacturing supervisor in aftermarket customer service for Collins Aerospace. He is originally from Leesburg, GA. He completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech before transitioning into the Operations Leadership Program with United Technologies. The majority of his professional background is in lean manufacturing operations, particularly in the aerospace industry. In his spare time he enjoys following motorsports (NASCAR, Indy, F1, supercross, etc.) and using them as reasons to travel around the U.S. and abroad.

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alexa-broslawsky-2018Alexa Broslawsky
Events Co-Chair

Alexa is a Project Engineer for Turner Construction and is currently working at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to help renovate an existing Concourse. She was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. She got hired by Turner’s Philadelphia office out of college and held several different positions there until October of 2016 when she transferred to Turner’s Charlotte office. In addition to volunteering with Habitat, she is also volunteers at her church and in the local community. In her spare time, Alexa enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and staying active.

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2019-ashley-weaversAshley Weavers
Events Co-Chair

Ashley is a Director of Operations and Marketing for Hughes and Associates, a pharmaceutical executive search firm. She was born and raised in a small town in Missouri and moved to the Charlotte area in 2014. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. During her time in college she had the wonderful opportunity to work with a humanitarian mission organization and quickly developed a passion for helping people in need. She is excited to express this passion in her work with Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, doing yoga, and spending time with friends.

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jacki-keating-2018Jacki Keating
Marketing Co-Chair 

Jacki Keating is a Public Relations Manager at SPARK Strategic Ideas, a local strategic branding agency. After graduating from the University of Florida (go Gators!) where she studied marketing and mass communication, Jacki moved to New York City to pursue her career in PR. She moved to Charlotte in 2016, and although she will always be a Florida girl at heart, Jacki loves living in the Queen City and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. You can often find her exploring different neighborhoods around town and searching for new restaurants (she’s currently on a hunt for the best chicken and waffles in Charlotte). From hiking and rock climbing to running and practicing yoga, Jacki loves being active outdoors, hence her passion for Habitat builds!

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allie-alu-2018Allie Alu
Marketing Co-Chair

Allie Alu is originally from Cleveland, Ohio – Go Cavs! She attended the University of Cincinnati where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Journalism. Her post-college job search led her to Charlotte, North Carolina where she now works as a Community and Citizenship Assistant for Turner Construction Company. Throughout her life, Allie has been involved in a variety of organizations in the Cleveland, Cincinnati and now Charlotte. She has a passion for giving back any way that she can. Now working in the construction industry, Habitat is the perfect way of giving back and getting more in touch with her construction side. In her spare time she enjoys traveling to new cities, writing, exploring the different areas of Charlotte, running, and spending time with her friends.

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Meet Our Board

Click here for Board bios

 

  • john-walawender-2018

    John Walawender

    Chair
  • philip-newsom-2018

    Philip Newsom

    Vice-Chair
  • ben-agner-2018

    Benjamin Agner

    Past Chair
  • trent-huntley-2018

    Trenton Huntley

    Secretary
  • david-mall-2018

    David Mall

    Treasurer
  • 2019-chase-thompson

    Chase Thompson

    Sponsorship Chair
  • art-goodson-2018

    Henry 'Art' Goodson

    Volunteer Chair
  • 2019-wesley-wells

    Wesley Wells

    Membership Chair
  • alexa-broslawsky-2018

    Alexa Broslawsky

    Events Co-Chair
  • 2019-ashley-weavers

    Ashley Weavers

    Events Co-Chair
  • jacki-keating-2018

    Jacki Keating

    Marketing Co-Chair
  • allie-alu-2018

    Allie Alu

    Marketing Co-Chair