National Housing Conference taps Jeanne Engel as interim leader

National Housing Conference taps Jeanne Engel as interim leader

Housing leader to help guide transition in top spot at NHC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – October 10, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Housing Conference announced this week that Jeanne Engel will serve as its interim president and CEO. Engel’s appointment follows the Sept. 23 announcement of former CEO Maureen Friar’s resignation.

Engel has served in senior level positions in government at the local, state and federal levels; in the private sector and, more recently, as a consultant, assisting clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. Over the course of her career, Engel has worked to further affordable housing in roles at the city of Trenton, N.J.; at the Rhode Island Housing Finance Agency and at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following Hurricane Katrina she worked in New Orleans as residential sector lead for the William J. Clinton Foundation.

“We look forward to her leadership and support over the coming months, during which NHC will launch a national search for a permanent president and CEO,” NHC Chair Dan Nissenbaum said of Engel.

“Jeanne will oversee NHC’s strong management team, led by Lynn Ross, Ethan Handelman and Cynthia Adcock, and will work closely with Jeff Lubell and the Center for Housing Policy to drive NHC’s ambitious agenda,” Nissenbaum continued. “NHC, with its partners and members, is well positioned to play a leading role in strengthening the nation’s housing finance system, promoting a stronger, balanced housing policy for low- and moderate-income families and promoting solutions for sustainable communities.”

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For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been the United Voice for Housing. A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment.

NHC's research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, specializes in developing solutions through research. In partnership with NHC and its members, the Center works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs.

Contact:

National Housing Conference
1801 K Street, N.W., Suite M-100
Washington, DC 20006-1301

Phone: 202/466-2121
Fax: 202/466-2122

Media contact:
Laura Woods
Phone: (202) 466-2121 x240

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