WASHINGTON, DC – November 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) announced its new Board of Directors, elected by its state HFA members. The election was held during NCSHA’s 42nd Annual Conference, October 20-23 in Orlando, FL.

“NCSHA plays a vital role by providing national leadership on pressing issues impacting affordable housing around the country,” said Brian Hudson, executive director and chief executive officer, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and newly elected president, NCSHA.

“Housing is such a key component that provides stability for families, as well as stimulating cohesiveness and economic vitality for communities,” Hudson continued. “I am honored to help lead NCSHA at a time when affordable housing has the potential to do so much good to enhance people’s lives and help drive our national economic recovery.”

NCSHA’s newly elected Board officers and directors are:

Brian Hudson | Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Vice President
Tom Gleason | MassHousing

Grant Whitaker | Utah Housing Corporation

At-Large Executive Committee Member
Kim Herman | Washington State Housing Finance Commission

Board Members
Steve Auger | Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Anas Ben Addi | Delaware State Housing Authority
Sarah Carpenter | Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Dean Christon | New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Doug Garver | Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Rick McQuady | Kentucky Housing Corporation
Mary Tingerthal | Minnesota Housing
Cris White | Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Other members of the Board include:

Ex Officio
Gerald Hunter | Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Incumbent Board Directors
Dianne Bolen | Mississippi Home Corporation
David Haney | Wyoming Community Development Authority
Dennis Shockley | Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
Ray Skinner | Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

“I look forward to working with our newly elected Board officers and directors as we continue our efforts on behalf of all of our members to protect and strengthen federal housing programs in response to the wide range of housing needs HFAs serve,” said Barbara Thompson, executive director of NCSHA.


State Housing Finance Agencies – known as HFAs – share a public purpose mission to provide affordable housing help to the people of their jurisdictions who need it.

The National Council of State Housing Agencies – known as NCSHA – is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan association that advocates on behalf of HFAs before Congress and the Administration for affordable housing resources. It represents the HFAs of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Membership also includes more than 300 affordable housing industry partners.

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