House of Hope executive board

Members of House of Hope executive board are (from left) Eddie Dees (recorder), Carlotta Deering (treasurer), Charles Crumpler (president), Teresa Moss (rules/regulations) and Justina Megginson (facilities).

Special to the Register & Bee

Charles Crumpler, acting president of the House of Hope Homeless Shelter Board of Directors, announced this week David Hudson has been selected to serve as executive director as of Monday.

“After an extensive search, the board is excited to welcome David Hudson as the next Executive Director of the House of Hope Homeless Shelter,” said Charles Crumpler, who will be serving as president since Hudson will be vacating that position. “We are optimistic that David will take our shelter forward in the community by increasing services to our guests and by collaborating with local partners.

Hudson has served with the board since 2014 in various roles such as treasurer, vice president and most recently president, according to Crumpler.

The House of Hope is a faith-based homeless shelter in Danville that offers those in need a temporary place to stay, according to its website.

“David has extensive knowledge of the daily operations of running the shelter in addition to working directly with the staff. We had some strong candidates, but the board decided that David’s business background, in addition to the enthusiasm of serving our homeless population over the years, made him stand out among the other applicants.”

Hudson is a graduate of Averett University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and later earned his Master of Business Administration degree. Prior to joining the board of directors with the House of Hope, he was employed with American National Bank in Danville and then most recently was an agent with Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance.

“My work experience combined with my community involvement as president of House of Hope and finance chair of Averett’s Alumni Association gives me the necessary drive and experience in finding new donors and exceeding set goals,” Hudson said. “I look forward to serving our community by building and fostering new relationships.”

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