Danielle Stroud to become president, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter in November

2.1 min read| Published On: May 4th, 2021|

By Akers Editorial

Danielle Stroud to become president, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter in November

2.1 min read| Published On: May 4th, 2021|


Leadership changes are in the works at Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter as the organization announced Danielle Stroud will serve as incoming president on Nov. 1.

Kent Adcock has served as the current  president and CEO of Habitat Lake-Sumter for 10 years. He has orchestrated the transition and will relinquish his role to  further pursue personal and professional interests, according to a news release.

 Kent played a critical role in the growth of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter with his exemplary leadership and innovative approach to housing and community development.  His out of the box thinking assisted in bringing key projects to life through his tenure at the affiliate and opened meaningful relationships to advance the mission of the organization. The Domestic Global Village – a 96-bed volunteer facility in Eustis, The Veterans Village – a pocket neighborhood in Umatilla for Veterans, and The Cottages at Heritage Grove – an aging in place community featuring apartment sized homes, are three of many accomplishments during his years of service.

“Kent has contributed 10 years of experience to our organization and his achievements will not be forgotten.  I graciously thank him for his tireless work and invite the community to join me in wishing him well on his next chapter in life,” says Felix Ramirez, Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter.

“I’m honored and privileged to announce Danielle Stroud as the incoming president and CEO.  For the past six years she has been the voice of the affiliate; supporting and creating sustainability for our growth. She is a natural advocate and leader, consistently broadcasting our mission and fighting for change.  I’m excited for our next phase and success under her new vision,” adds Felix.

Danielle Stroud holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and has more than 10 years’ experience in non-profit management, and has worked for a diverse group of organizations including The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and The Southwest Conservation Corp.  Danielle has been with Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter for the past 6 years as a member of the senior leadership team and is an expert in the areas of strategic development, fundraising, and public relations.  Some of her recent accomplishments within the organization include increasing philanthropic revenue by 60%, implementing and managing the Youth Construction Academy – an experiential learning opportunity for high school students, and leveraging private and public dollars to double the number of families served through Habitat’s repair program.

“I’ve been privileged to be part of this amazing organization for the past six years, so it excites me to be able to continue to develop our amazing staff and work with local members of the community to collectively further our mission,” says Danielle in the release.

As to the future of Habitat Lake-Sumter, Danielle adds: “We will continue to be a key collaborator in providing housing solutions and innovative opportunities for community involvement. I want to see that the growth in Lake County and Sumter County is sustainable for all families. Together we can always achieve more.”

In her spare time, Danielle is an avid hiker and yoga enthusiast. She is mom to two boys and married to her husband, Chase.

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