Scott S. Barr is Appointed Executive Director & COO

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The Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Scott Barr has joined us as Executive Director and COO, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees. In this role, Scott will be based out of our Troy, OH office location and will have primary responsibility for the execution of the strategic direction plans of Habitat for Humanity of Miami & Shelby Counties, OH. He will also be responsible for the coordination of Habitat's development activities, including public relations, volunteer development, family services, home building, as well as fund raising efforts.
Scott has spent the last eleven years as President and CEO of Shelby County United Way, where he helped lead eleven consecutive successful annual campaigns raising close to $16M dollars. During his time at United Way, Scott helped build and cultivate a strong Board of Directors, ensured best in class non-profit standards were implemented and adhered, collaborated with community leaders and elected officials, cultivated personal and donor relationships and oversaw the funding process for 27 agencies and award over 30+ grants annually. Scott is a respected leader that collaborated with his board and community leaders in implementing multiple countywide initiatives and programs during his tenure.
Before his time at United Way, Scott spent seventeen years in the financial services industry, including being Downtown Sidney Branch Manager. During his tenure at US Bank, he mentored new managers and employees in the emerging leaders program. He is also involved in multiple community coalitions and task forces and is an OHSAA State Tournament Umpire and Crew Chief.
Scott holds a Bachelor's of Science from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Academy of Community Leadership from Edison State University. He lives in Sidney, OH with his fiancé.
The Board of Trustees would also like to announce that William (Bill) Horstman will be retiring on January 31, 2024 after 10 years serving as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties. Under Bill's leadership, HHMSCO extended the Miami County territory to include Shelby County and it was his strategic vision that led the relocation of Habitat's ReStore to a larger and better location on Main Street in Troy. Under Bill's direction, the Habitat Activity Center (HAC) became a reality and transformed the way we serve the community. Bill was also key in implementing internal processes, procedures and developing strategic plans that built a sustainable organization and will serve as the base to our continued success.
The Board of Trustees would like to extend our gratitude for everything Bill did for the affiliate during his tenure.
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