REBUILDING TOGETHER ELECTS SHERRY CHRIS, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS® REAL ESTATE, AS NEW BOARD CHAIR
Real estate executive will lead new executive committee for growing organization
(WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2016) Rebuilding Together today announced that Sherry Chris has been elected chair of the national nonprofit’s national board of directors. Chris, who is President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, will lead the 14-member board as Rebuilding Together transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing communities.
With affiliates across the country, local Rebuilding Together affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. In 2014, Rebuilding Together delivered nearly $73 million in home improvements to more than 17,000 homeowners and residents across the country.
“Rebuilding Together helps preserve the American dream of homeownership for low-income homeowners in need of a safe and healthy home, and in the process ensures that communities and neighborhoods remain vibrant,” Chris said. “Over the coming years, Rebuilding Together will be focusing on expanding services, voice and reach to meet dramatically growing needs nationwide.”
Chris will take the chair along with an executive committee that includes Vice Chair Mell Meredith-Frazier, vice chairman, Meredith Corporation; Vice Chair Carrie Teffner, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Crocs, Inc.; Treasurer Debbie Lawrence; and Secretary Reese Fayde, Principal, Reese Fayde & Associates.
With more than 30 years of real estate experience, Chris brings to Rebuilding Together a senior management background in sales, marketing, new technologies, and franchise management. Chris led the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand launch in 2008. Under her dynamic leadership it has become an international lifestyle real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, affiliated sales associates and home buyers and sellers across the United States and Canada. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
Known for her innovative thinking and next-generation consumer insights, Chris is a sought-after speaker and regularly shares her real estate industry insights on national business, consumer and real estate media outlets. She is a pioneer of social media in real estate and is the most followed CEO among residential real estate franchise brands on social media. Through her thought leadership, she strives to represent the consumer point-of-view to the real estate industry, commissioning and sharing the results of insightful studies on various consumer demographics and diversity groups with the goal of elevating service levels and enhancing customer relationships.
Chris also serves on the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Education Foundation advisory board.
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About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.