Neighborworks America, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, Congressional-sponsored corporation, announced Grovetta Gardineer as its newly elected board chairman.

Gardineer succeeds Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, who served as the chairman since March 2014.

“It is a tremendous honor to chair an organization with such an important mission of enabling quality and affordable rental housing and homeownership,” Gardineer said.

“Through education, access, and empowerment, NeighborWorks strengthens the foundations of communities and enriches individuals’ lives throughout our nation,” she said.

In her new position, Gardineer will provide strategic leadership and oversight for Neighborworks America to create economic opportunities as well as enable people to live in affordable homes.

The company supports a network of over 245 nonprofit organizations, located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

“All of us at NeighborWorks are honored and excited to have Grovetta lead the board of directors and help guide the organization as it begins a new five-year strategic plan,” said Paul Weech, NeighborWorks America president and CEO.

“Her experience and commitment to community development and operational excellence will enhance the corporation’s ability to meet its mission and help every community where we work be identified as a place of opportunity,” Weech said.

Determined by statute, NeighborWorks America’s board consists of the heads of the financial regulatory agencies and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As such, the members of the board are presidential appointees subject to Senate confirmation or their statutorily designated representatives.

HPI May 2016

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