Zeb Portanova - Board of Directors - Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Board of Directors at Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation



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United States

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Zeb Portanova spent several years serving his community of Sarasota, Florida, in leadership positions with the local office of Habitat for Humanity International. From 2006 to 2007, he held the positions of Director of New Community Development and Executive Director, in which he oversaw a complex multimillion-dollar budget and directed the work of hundreds of volunteers. As Chairman of the Board from 2008 to 2009, Zeb Portanova led a successful $14 million capital campaign, assisted the organization in maintaining solvency after an operating deficit, and spearheaded its purchase of a 15-acre property.

Zeb Portanova found his passion for helping others through Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer, when he led a team that built a home from start to finish to give a new beginning to a family in need. He learned about the nonprofit organization’s needs and educated himself on the details of purchasing land and developing construction projects.

Zeb Portanova's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - Health Sector Management

Duke University Fuqua School of Business


Masters/PostGrad - Leadership/Press Relations

Harvard University Kennedy School of Government


Bachelor/Degree - Psychology

University of Florida

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