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For Immediate Release

Housing Partnership Equity Trust’s Anne McCulloch Appointed Chair of National Housing Conference Board of Governors


Andrea Nesby


WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC) today announced the appointment of Anne Segrest McCulloch as chair of the organization’s Board of Governors. McCulloch is president and CEO of the Housing Partnership Equity Trust, a social-purpose real estate investment trust (REIT).

“Anne McCulloch brings to NHC an extraordinary level of experience and leadership at a time of enormous challenges in housing, the economy and our society,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC’s president and CEO.

McCulloch’s career spans the entire housing industry, from her early career in community organizing, to her service as a senior advisor at the Federal Housing Administration, to her tenure as a senior vice president at Fannie Mae, and currently as the chief executive of a REIT dedicated to affordable housing financed by social impact investors. She has served on NHC’s board for nine years.

“I am proud to serve NHC and its members as the board chair, in an era when housing and homeownership is threatened on many fronts,” McCulloch said.

McCulloch succeeds Linda Mandolini, president and CEO of Eden Housing, who successfully led NHC’s Board of Governors for two years.

NHC also announced the appointment of new board officers: Vice Chair, Steve O’Connor, senior vice president for affordable housing initiatives, Mortgage Bankers Association; Secretary, Ralph Perrey, executive director, Tennessee Housing Development Agency; Treasurer, Angie Garcia Lathrop, community affairs executive, Bank of America.

Other members of the group’s executive committee include Connie Wright, Wells Fargo; Duane Duncan, Genworth Financial, and Christopher Ptomey, Terwilliger Center for Housing at the Urban Land Institute.

NHC’s Board of Governors Members also include David Adame, Chicanos Por La Causa; Laurel Blatchford, Blue Meridian Partners; Michael Gaber, WNC; Priya Jayachandran, National Housing Trust; Kirsten Johnson-Obey, NeighborWorks® America; Matthew Josephs, Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Sydelle Knepper, SKA Marin; Kimani Little, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York; Michael Novogradac, Novogradac & Company LLP; John O’Callaghan; Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership; Steve PonTell, National Community Renaissance; Nan Roman; National Alliance to End Homelessness; Kristin Siglin, National Community Stabilization Trust; Alazne Solis, S3 Advisory Services; Joseph Ventrone, National Association of REALTORS®; and Mark Willis, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

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About NHC:  The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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