Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity Announces Two New Board Members
CHICAGO (December 14, 2020) - Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the election of two new board members, Kimberly Chase Harding and Bruce Delahorne.
“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to providing strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in the region,” said Sarah Brachle Wagner, CEO of Chicagoland Habitat. “We are excited to channel Kimberly's legal background, real estate experiences and passion for homeownership and Bruce's wealth of B2B and B2C marketing, communications, and sponsorship experience into furthering Habitat's mission.”
Kimberly Chase Harding, Esq. is the Owner of the KCH Real Estate Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The KCH Team represents Chicago Association award winning developments for affordable housing and sustainable change in underserved communities. The KCH Team is a multiple recipient of Chicago and office "Top Producer" awards for sales and marketing.
Kimberly is an attorney who started her real estate career as an Associate litigator on one of the largest Class Action suits in United States History. Pigford vs the USDA argued the Department of Agriculture's disparate treatment of the marginalized in their mortgage lending practices. The case shined a light on the Government (and private sector) history of the taking of property from minorities. It was during her time defending the rights of Black farm-land owners that spurred Kimberly's appreciation for the need in advocacy of fair housing practices in lending and affordable housing. It also signified the importance of real estate ownership in ensuring equitable justice and financial longevity for everyone.
Bruce Delahorne has worked on both sides of the marketing aisle, having held senior leadership positions on both the agency (DDB Worldwide) and client (CBS Radio and CDW) side. His agency experience included working in both NYC and Chicago with some of the world’s best-known brands such as Nestle, Gillette, Betty Crocker, Wrigley, Dial Soap, Frito-Lay, and Carrier. His marketing and communications experience includes holding senior marketing roles at leading companies like CBS Radio, CDW, and Jabra, as well as most recently with the start-up Unanimous AI in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. Along the way he has won numerous awards, including two Effies for effective advertising, and being named a sponsorship “Expert in Residence” by IEG, the world’s foremost sponsorship organization.
In his consulting work, Bruce has aided clients with brand advertising, customer engagement, demand generation, direct marketing, sponsorship, SEO/SEM, social media, corporate communications, portfolio management, and public relations.