Christy McFerren Joins Shelters to Shutters National Board of Directors

VIENNA, Va. – July 25, 2022 – Shelters to Shutters (S2S) is pleased to welcome Christy McFerren to its National Board of Directors. Christy is the President of Catalyst Marketing, a division of Campus Advantage and a full-service marketing agency specializing in student housing, multifamily, and senior living.

In addition to serving as the head of Catalyst Marketing, Christy is on the Executive Leadership Team of Campus Advantage. Her single focus from all perspectives is on driving value for her clients’ owned and managed assets through innovative, results-oriented marketing. With more than two decades of experience as a marketing strategist, creative thinker, and people leader, Christy drives Catalyst forward as a team unified by one mission: to create and promote brands that foster community and add value to people’s lives. During her time at Catalyst, the agency has been recognized for its marketing effectiveness by industry wins from The Communicator Awards, W3 Awards, IAC, and more.

“From the moment I first encountered Shelters to Shutters at an industry conference over five years ago, I knew they were doing brilliant work and that my team at Catalyst simply must be a part of furthering the mission,” commented Christy. “The solutions crafted from bringing the needs of an industry, an individual, and impact investors together are truly remarkable, and I am honored to join the board to seek ways to continue to serve these three stakeholders. I am excited about working with the team to open these doors to as many cities as we can and championing this cause whose results speak for themselves.”

S2S partners with over 35 apartment owners and operators across Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville, National Capital Region, Orlando and Phoenix to place people experiencing homelessness in onsite, entry-level jobs, and provide them with housing at the same communities where they work. S2S provides each participant with career mentoring, technical training, financial literacy and access to support services to ensure a successful long-term transition. S2S works with multiple referring partners to identify suitable job applicants. The program changes the lives of individuals and families while providing quality, motivated employees for a rapidly growing industry in need of talent.

“Christy has been a long-time supporter of Shelters to Shutters, both personally and professionally. I am thrilled to have her join us at the national leadership level to help us strategically move into new markets. Her enthusiasm for our mission, experience in multifamily, and her marketing acumen will be incredible assets for our organization to lean on,” said David Williams, President and CEO of Shelters to Shutters.

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 About Shelters to Shutters
Shelters to Shutters is a national 501(c)(3) organization that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by providing employment, housing and career training opportunities in partnership with the real estate industry. Across the country, Shelters to Shutters pairs leading property management companies with individuals experiencing homelessness who are ready to work. The result is an innovative program that provides full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness and a pipeline of high quality, motivated employees for the multifamily housing industry. Shelters to Shutters currently operates in eight major markets: Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Houston, Nashville, the National Capital Region, Orlando, and Phoenix. More information can be found at or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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