Danny Armenta, Habitat's New CEO, Started November 30th 
Please welcome Danny Armenta as our new CEO

Our Board of Directors and staff officially welcome Danny Armenta as Habitat’s new Chief Executive Officer. Danny’s experience and passion for our work is truly infectious. And, while we’ll miss seeing our former CEO Matthew Grundy as often, we know he won’t be far away when he assumes his new position as the Deputy Mayor of the City of Fresno in January.
“We are so very pleased to announce Danny’s appointment,” said Charles Fuller, President of the Board of Directors. Fuller continues, “Our future looks ever so bright as we benefit not only from Danny’s vast experience as a local business owner, entrepreneur, and ordained minister, but also from our friend Matthew who is remaining in our community and taking his passion for Habitat to his new role with the city.”
Matthew agrees. “As I stated in my farewell message to you last month, I am thrilled to be taking what we have done together and bringing it further into the forefront of our great city. And I’m looking forward to working with Danny,” he said.
Matthew Grundy (right), former CEO, gives new CEO, Danny Armenta (left) a tour of the development site at Amador and B Street. 
As a veteran of the U.S. Army, Danny brings extensive experience to the position in business and fiscal management spanning over nearly three decades. Danny was once a VP of Merchant Services for Bank of America and a broker of his own mortgage and insurance company. He even used to own a retail store! His vast knowledge will serve Habitat well. His recent tenure as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Kingston Bay Senior Living and as an Associate Instructor for UEI College in Fresno, coupled with his decade long commitment to volunteer service with the Clovis Rotary Club, as well as his service as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5230 showcase his commitment to both his profession and our community.
Danny earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from LIFE Pacific University in San Dimas and in Business Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University. Currently, he is working on a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.
“The principles of my faith guide me, and I believe that our community exemplifies the spirit of hope and opportunity to those who need it the most,” Danny stated. He said his life has been about ‘paying it forward’ as a nonprofit leader, an educator, a minister, a veteran, and now, as Habitat's new CEO. 
“I’m just so amazed and so proud of what has happened here in the last five years,” Danny explained. “Being on the other side of what I had as a child growing up poor in a transient family consisting of a single mom and four children, I know that if we can provide a home, stability, security—a sanctuary for children, it opens up so many doors, and that’s why I’m thrilled to be in this new role and working with each of you.” Danny has lived in our community for 32 years and is the proud father of five children, Deborah, Abigail, Daniel, Benjamin, and Ezra. 
Danny was appointed by our Board of Directors after they conducted a national search and went through a careful selection process. Our appreciation goes out to our Board of Directors and its CEO Search Committee, which consisted of our board president Charles Fuller, board vice president Dave Marler, board treasurer Steven Jones, and Robin Stith, board secretary and chair of the CEO Search Committee.
We extend our deep appreciation to Matthew for his years of service and are so happy he is remaining active in our mission. 
If you would like to welcome Danny to the Habitat family, you can reach him at Danny@HabitatFresno.Org.  

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