DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 28, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities’ Executive Director Kristi Crafton announces she will retire in January 2023 after eighteen years with the organization. Thomas Fisher-King, Quad City Bank and Trust, First Vice President of Real Estate Operations and Facilities Management will be Habitat’s next Executive Director. Tom will begin his new role on September 17, allowing for a three-month transition.

Kristi Crafton started with Habitat Quad Cities in 2005 after 27 years with two other local non-profits. When Crafton began, the Habitat affiliate had just over a $500,000 budget, which has much more than quadrupled under her leadership. When she retires, Crafton will have overseen 102 of Habitat’s 134 home builds. Crafton has also expanded Habitat Quad Cities programs to include Neighborhood Revitalization, Home Repair, Wheelchair Ramp Building, and Disaster Recovery.

“This has been much more than a job for me, it has been a calling”, Crafton said. “In my many years as a social worker, I witnessed first-hand how lack of affordable and safe housing impacted families. It hindered health, education, and stability and prevented families from escaping poverty. I wanted to play a role in creating real opportunity for positive change.”

Tom Fisher-King’s passion for Habitat for Humanity began in 2006 when he spent a week rebuilding houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Fisher-King has been volunteering with Habitat Quad Cities since 2008, including service as a Board Member, Board President and Family Selection Committee Chair. One of Fisher-King’s main volunteer roles with Habitat has been overseeing the financial underwriting of Habitat’s mortgage applications and interviewing applicants for the home building program.

Fisher-King has been with Quad City Bank and Trust since 1995. His current position oversees the operations of Mortgage Lending and Facilities Management. His extensive banking background, operations management experience, and attention to detail have already proven to be an asset to Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities and will continue to benefit the non-profit as they move forward with a new leader. Fisher-King states, “I am extremely honored to be following the legacy of Kristi Crafton and I am equally passionate about the mission this valuable organization embodies. I look forward to continuing the successful programs that Habitat for Humanity QC has built and I am anxious to continue fostering the valuable relationships of Habitat, not only within the organization but also in the community.”

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