Indian River Habitat for Humanity announced the appointment of Trevor J. Loomis as its new President and CEO, effective December 1st, 2021. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, current CEO Sheryl Vittitoe will work with Loomis through the end of the year.
Loomis will be leaving his position as Director of Homebuyer Services at Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. He has served in various capacities on their leadership team for the last 3.5 years, including management of the homeownership program. He also brings land acquisition, construction, and mortgage lending experience to his new job. Prior to Habitat, he worked as a Housing Program Manager over home repair for Louisville, KY Metro Government, and was on the staff of the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless.
Loomis served for 9 years in the U.S. Army, where he deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has an MA in Anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University.
Martin Bireley, Board Chair of Indian River Habitat for Humanity, expressed the sentiment of the board in saying “After building over four hundred houses in this county Trevor is the right leader to take us to the next level in providing affordable homeownership to families in need.”
Bireley also took this opportunity to thank Vittitoe for the leadership role she has played for the past 3 and a half years in making Indian River Habitat one of the best performing affiliates in the country.
Loomis said that he will soon be relocating his wife and three boys to Vero Beach. He added, “The mission of Habitat allows me to serve the community in which my family will live, and to put God’s love into action by using the power of home to change lives.”
The local Habitat for Humanity affiliate provides a helping hand to low-income families who are willing to work to obtain a decent and affordable place to live, that can truly be a home where families and children can grow and thrive.