Mary Alice Guidry

Chief Executive Officer

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County’s Search Committee recommended, and by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, approved Mary Alice Guidry as the affiliate’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mrs.


Guidry joined the Habitat team as CEO in in July 2023 after serving six years on its Board of Directors, serving terms as Secretary, as well as President. She is a licensed architect with 9 years of experience as a Sr. Project Manager with Fitzpatrick Architects, Inc.


“I’m a dreamer, focused on possibilities of innovation and creativity. As a licensed architect, I’m educated in current design and construction trends, as well as sustainability and affordable housing issues. I think this knowledge, paired with my imaginative outlook, will be beneficial in HFHSC moving forward. My goal is for Smith County Habitat to set precedents in our programs, making affiliates nationwide seek out our team’s direction and expertise.”

Guidry’s passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity was ignited while finishing her undergraduate degree with the opportunity to design and build a Habitat home from start to finish, and her love of the mission has only grown since. Guidry is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where she earned her Master of Architecture degree. She has served as Project Manager and Designer for 10 projects during her time at Fitzpatrick Architects, Inc., equating to over 288,000 square feet and over $54 million, specializing in renovations and additions for non-profit organizations and multi-family housing. “I’m forever grateful to the leadership and staff at Fitzpatrick Architects for everything I’ve learned and the network I’ve gained through my time at the firm. I wouldn’t be where I am now without them!”


The affiliate plans to hold a meet-and-greet event for the new CEO in summer 2023.