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Kevin L. Smith

Chief Executive Officer


Called to Commitment

For 23 years, Kevin has served as our CEO – offering a hand-up to hardworking families in New Castle County

The first paid staff member hired by the affiliate, Kevin began his career with Habitat as a volunteer coordinator at Habitat for Humanity in Fresno, California. He made his way out West – and to Habitat – through the Mennonite Church.

A Newark native and UD “blue hen”, Kevin previously worked in the systems field for Delaware companies such as Marketing, Standard Chlorine and Synerfac. He holds a B.S. from the University of Delaware in Business Management (Operations) and a minor in Management Information Systems.  Kevin completed Habitat for Humanity’s Leadership Certificate from Harvard Business School in 2010 and Bank of America’s Humanity’s Leadership Certificate from Harvard Business School, and Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Leadership Training in 2016.

Kevin is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Ministry and Leadership at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA. He has entered the United Methodist Church’s Deacon program through his church, Newark UMC. Kevin and his wife Diane have been married 20 years and are blessed with four children, and two grandchildren.