We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Chad Bouley as the new Executive Director of CMHFH. Chad comes to the area as the former Chief Real Estate Officer of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, for which he’s worked since 2003. Chad will bring new excitement and years of experience in creative innovation to grow the number of families served in the four county Central MN area.
“I’m so excited to get started and have ideas for growth short term and long term. As important, however, is meeting families we have served, community leaders, faith leaders, donors, and educators for advice and feedback. This will be a team effort,” says Chad.
Todd Zaun, Board Chairman for CMHFH, echos Chad’s excitement.
“We, the Board of Directors, are very excited to get Mr. Bouley. Beyond his breadth of knowledge and experiences in affordable homeownership, it’s clear he brings a servant leadership style that resembles the community he will serve,” said Todd.
Chad is known as a volunteer and community advocate. He and his wife Lynda continue to raise their seven children in the local Zimmerman community, where they volunteer their time in a plethora of youth sports and their church.
“With seven kids, I’ve spent a lot of years coaching youth sports—football alone since 2011, including three years coaching on the Zimmerman High School varsity team. With very active children, the answer is yes. My wife and I get tired, but we wouldn’t have it any other way,” Chad says with a smile.
As mentioned, Chad has both short-term and long-term strategies. Short term, Chad will work on developing existing and new relationships. It’s expected these relationships will foster an enthusiasm for volunteerism and financial support. Further, feedback from these constituents will help direct the organization’s focus and vision. Based on this short-term work, longer range strategies will be developed. Areas Chad already envisions to evaluate include, but are not limited to, home preservation and aging in place work, mortgage financing and structure, fundraising strategies, expanding governmental financial support, outreach to families currently underserved, retail outlet(s), and global work.