WASHINGTON, DC – Capitol Hill veteran Cindy Chetti has been named Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategy for all legislative and regulatory issues of interest to NMHC and its joint legislative partner, the National Apartment Association.
Chetti brings more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. House of Representatives to the position, most recently as the lead housing policy expert for the House Financial Services Committee, where she served for 10 years as a member of the Senior Professional Staff for the Committee’s Republicans.
Prior to that, she served six years in a similar capacity for the Committee’s Financial Services and Consumer Credit subcommittee. She began her career working for former Congresswoman Marge Roukema (R-NJ), rising from legislative assistant to Chief of Staff.
“Cindy combines exceptional knowledge of both housing and finance with extensive legislative experience,” noted NMHC President Doug Bibby in announcing the appointment. “We are delighted to have someone of her caliber directing our government affairs program.”
“This is a critical time for the apartment industry, particularly as lawmakers begin the long process of reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a primary source of capital for the sector,” he said.
“Cindy not only understands our industry and its unique needs compared to the rest of the housing industry, she also has earned the respect of lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle,” said NMHC Chairman Peter Donovan.
Chetti holds a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic University in Blacksburg, VA. She replaces Jim Arbury, who is stepping down to focus on expanding the Council’s student housing initiative.
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Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC’s members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, managers and financiers. One-third of Americans rent their housing, and over 14 percent live in a rental apartment. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at ">, or visit NMHC’s web site at www.nmhc.org.
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