Bill Lahman

Bill Lahman is known throughout the state of Washington as a strong leader both within and outside the education community. Previously a Superintendent in three school districts, he now brings that reputation and expertise as Interim Executive Director of South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity in Olympia.

Bill has guided nonprofit organizations through transitions in the past. At a previous interim engagement he says, “After a period of deteriorating internal culture and communications, it was important to build up board and staff confidence.” His team-building skills proved to be an extremely important interim leadership tool for helping diverse people and opinions to resolve contentious issues. Bill looks forward to bringing his strong and collaborative leadership approach to this new interim engagement.

As Superintendent, Bill served in the Olympia, South Kitsap, and Eatonville school districts. He was Board President and a Board Member of both the Rotary Club of Olympia and the United Way of Thurston County. He also worked as Executive Coach for the Washington State Leadership Academy.

The expertise and reputation of Bill Lahman combined with the talents of our other local affiliated professionals and the tremendous community engagement Third Sector Company enjoys with the nonprofit and associations communities of Thurston County has created a winning combination for advancing important South Sound causes,” said Third Sector Company President and CEO, Jeffrey R. WIlcox, CFRE. “We look forward to supporting Bill and South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and continuing to grow in our work to be of service to the State Capitol area.

The mission of South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is seeking to put God’s love in action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. To learn more about the mission and the success of SPS Habitat for Humanity please visit their website:

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