Habitat Savannah’s Board Welcomes New Officers


Four new officers were elected by the Board of Officers for Habitat for Humanity Savannah, the area’s premier developer of affordable housing. The officers were installed during a recently held board meeting for one year terms beginning July 1 and expiring June 30, 2014.

President Elect, Debbie Hughes, assumes the leadership position once held by past president, Benny K. Jones Jr. of Thomas and Hutton Engineering. For the better part of a decade, Mrs. Hughes has worked in the banking industry, specializing in managing risk for commercial entities at Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Long active in the community, Mrs. Hughes serves as the President of the Hesse K-8 School PTA; is a member of the Chatham and Landings Clubs; and attends Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.

Vice-PresidentElect, Andy Lynch, joined Lynch Associates, PC in 2008 as a principal officer. Mr. Lynch assembled a varied portfolio of work in Savannah including commercial, institutional, preservation, and residential projects, ranging in size from $750K to $18 million. He has become a proponent for sustainable design in Savannah, participating in several LEED certified projects that successfully integrate sustainable technologies and materials.

Treasurer Elect, Austin York, joined Dabbs, Hickman, Hill & Cannon LLP as a CPA in 2009. Mr. York is also currently active in several organizations including the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, and the Long Point Property Owner’s Association.

Serving a second term as Secretary Elect, Ouida Fox, has nearly three decades of experience in law firm administration. An administrator at Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, Ms. Fox is a member of the International Association of Legal Administrators and an associate member of the American Bar Association, Section of Law Office Economics.

Reelected for a second three year term to the Board were Andy Lynch and Ted Jones of Georgia Power.



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