CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
Phyllis Snodgrass has been a leader in business and community engagement for more than three decades, spending 10 years as a certified public accountant specializing in real-estate accounting then transitioning into a 17-year career in chamber-of-commerce management. After four years as the chief operating officer of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, she took on the role of CEO of Austin Habitat for Humanity in November 2015. Phyllis feels honored to serve in a faith-based nonprofit that deals with one of the most critical issues in the Austin region: affordable housing. Austin Habitat for Humanity recently expanded by merging with the San Marcos, Texas, a liate and has helped more than 450 Central Texas residents become homeowners. Outside her professional career, she has served on a variety of state and national boards in the areas of education, community development and nonprofit leadership, and has mentored young women in business and nonprofit management.