Catherine Steck McManus
President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County
Catherine Steck McManus is an accomplished and award-winning executive who leads Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County’s mission to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. An advocate for fair-housing policies, McManus utilizes her nearly 25 years of Central Florida nonprofit experience in her role as president and CEO to support the vision that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live.
In 2019, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings appointed McManus to serve on the Housing for All Workgroup. One year prior, she led the expansion of the Habitat Greater Orlando affiliate to add Osceola County, growing the support for affordable housing needs in Central Florida.
Before joining Habitat Greater Orlando in 2015, McManus served as chief development officer of Camp Boggy Creek from 2011-2015, where she led statewide philanthropic and marketing efforts and managed a multi-million-dollar budget.
Her first nonprofit executive position in Central Florida was with WMFE TV/FM (PBS and NPR), where she served as senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer from 1999-2011 and led the fundraising and marketing initiatives for more than 27,000 annual members.
McManus’ community and professional service was recognized in June 2018 by Orlando Magazine, which named her one of its Women of the Year, and in March 2019 by i4 Business as one of Central Florida’s Inspired Women Leaders in the Spirit of Engagement category.
She currently serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity Florida, U.S. Council for Habitat for Humanity International, and Central Florida Regional Housing Trust. She also serves on the advisory council for University of Central Florida’s College of Community Innovation and Education.
McManus is a native Floridian and earned a bachelor of science in public administration from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.