Valerie Renk’s career has focused on helping people through homeownership, credit, and science. She’s CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, which builds homes, communities, and hope. Their team of 42 staff and 3,000 volunteers’ partner with families to build 15-20 homes a year, run two retail home supply ReStores, and serve as a financial institution financing the 370+ homes they’ve built. Previously Valerie was Worldwide Foundation Executive Director for World Council of Credit Unions, and she started her career in CUNA’s marketing department.
Valerie’s professional affiliations have included serving on the community investment board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Board Chair of the Wis 4-H Foundation, and President-Elect of the Madison Rotary Foundation. She’s spoken to numerous groups including, a cooperative microfinance panel at the United Nations.