Alumna to join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in leadership role

Pamela Wheelock '81, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Chief Operating Officer

Pamela Wheelock '81. Photo by Sharon Rolenc.

St. Catherine Alumnae Award winner (2012) and former board chair and trustee, Pamela Wheelock '81 will join Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as Chief Operating Officer starting in January of 2017.

She will oversee the implementation of Twin Cities Habitat’s new strategic plan Impact 2020. The plan calls for more than doubling Habitat homeownership opportunities for Twin Cities families, creating the privately-funded Home Loan Impact Fund 2020, opening new Habitat ReStores, expanding housing advocacy efforts, and piloting an age in place program, all while engaging 17,000 volunteers annually.

“I am passionate about Habitat’s mission and am excited to be joining the organization with its bold vision to innovate and expand its reach to more families,” says Wheelock. “I’m proud to be asked to join the team at Habitat.”

Most recently, Wheelock served as Vice President of University Services at the University of Minnesota and in that role was responsible for facility construction and maintenance, student housing and other campus operations. Previous to the University, Wheelock served as Interim President and CEO of Blue Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota while also serving on the Board of Directors. In addition, she served as Vice President at the Bush Foundation and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (parent company of the Minnesota Wild),

Wheelock's significant public service leadership includes serving as Governor Jesse Ventura's Commissioner of Finance for the State of Minnesota and leadership positions for the City of St. Paul. She was instrumental in the construction of the new Science Museum of Minnesota, the Lawson Commons, the Xcel Energy Center, and the return of hockey to Minnesota. She also holds a Masters in Applied Economics from Marquette University.