South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity announced it has hired Carly Colgan as its new executive director. Colgan will take over for Bill Lahmann, who has been serving as interim executive director since last November.

“We are very excited to have Carly as our new Executive Director. She brings energy, experience and a collaborative vision to our organization that will serve us well for the future,” South Puget Sound Habitat Board President Craig Haines said in a statement.

Carly Colgan.

Colgan has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver. She most recently served as the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Livingston, Montana, a position she held since 2016. Her work experience includes strategic planning, working with school districts and state policymakers, and overseeing programs at low-income housing properties.

“I am thrilled to be joining Habitat and the Thurston County community,” Colgan said. “It is a true honor to work for this incredible organization and to lead a strong team in creating more opportunities for individual and community transformation through affordable housing”.

Colgan will join the South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity staff on July 2.