Power 100 List recognizes influential community leaders
Clearwater, FL— Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties is proud to announce Mike Sutton, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been recognized on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Power 100 list.
The 2021 Power 100 list serves as guide to the region’s most influential business leaders. In considering candidates, the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s editorial staff and publisher looked “to assess not only organizational leadership but those who either visibly or quietly, through philanthropic or institutional means, shape the path and fortunes of the regional business community beyond their own bubble.”
Mike Sutton will soon celebrate his 7th anniversary in his role as president and CEO of Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco. As CEO of a $18M nonprofit organization, Mike provides leadership and oversees the continued delivery of the Habitat for Humanity mission of partnering with people in need to build decent, affordable housing in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties.
“In the past seven years, Habitat has seen drastically increased growth in our number of families served and the impact made in our community. Fostering partnerships with organizations and businesses throughout the region is a huge proponent of that growth”, said Mike Sutton. “Being recognized alongside many of those partners and influential leaders is an honor.”
Since 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has been one of the top 2-4 highest performing Habitat affiliates (of more than 1,200 Habitat affiliates in the U.S.) based on new home construction each year.
“On behalf of our entire organization and the families we serve, congratulations to all those recognized.”
For the full list, please visit https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2021/01/28/power-100-meet-tampa-bay-s-most-influential-leade.html.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and West Pasco Counties
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties has served over 860 families and individuals through its new home buyer and exterior repair programs using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. Candidates must demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat to invest 350 to 450 “sweat equity” hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that homeownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, the affiliate raises funds through their two ReStores, home improvement outlets where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, call (727) 536-4755 or visitwww.habitatpwp.org.