Margaret Anne Lara

Margaret Anne Lara is the Director of Engagement and Marketing at Habitat NOVA. With over 20 years of experience in nonprofit philanthropy, marketing, and communications, Margaret Anne directs the organization’s integrated strategies for corporate outreach and public affairs, branding, and marketing.

Prior to joining Habitat NOVA, Margaret Anne served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for Blue Star Families, successfully positioning the organization as a nationally renowned nonprofit supporting military families, veterans, and spouses. She also worked as Director of Communications for Hunt Alternatives Fund. In this capacity, Margaret Anne was responsible for the Fund’s marketing and communications strategies for five multilateral programs focused on global peace and security and advocacy for women.

Margaret Anne also served as the first Vice President of Communications and Product Development for the San Antonio Area Foundation, receiving numerous honors for her community engagement programs including the Council on Foundations’ Wilmer Shield Rich Gold Award for Excellence in Communications and two John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Community Information Challenge grants.