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For Immediate Release

National Housing Conference announces new communications director


Andrea Nesby

Antoinette Sykes joins NHC along with two other 1st quarter hires

WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest, affordable housing coalition, announced that Antoinette Sykes has joined NHC as its new communications director.

Sykes brings to NHC over 13 years of extensive communications experience from marketing engagement to project management. Most recently, she served as a senior program and project manager at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she oversaw payment communications for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Prior to joining DOJ, Sykes served as a senior project manager and marketing & communications strategist at NeighborWorks America, where she was the lead publisher and marketer of the book, “NeighborWorks Works.”

Sykes has also held management positions at Total Communications Boutik, Nucore Vision Inc. and the International Life Sciences Institute.

“We are thrilled to have Antoinette join our growing team as our new communications director,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC president and CEO. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. She will play a critical role in reshaping how NHC communicates to the public, our broad range of members and stakeholders.”

“I am overjoyed to join NHC, its deep history and my fellow savvy colleagues,” said Sykes. “As the affordable housing industry evolves, I look forward to developing communications strategies and messages that move the needle in our work, engage our members and stakeholders for robust housing solutions.”

Sykes earned her bachelor’s in psychology from George Mason University and earned a Master of Business Administration with a marketing concentration from the University of Phoenix. She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

She joins 1st quarter new hires Quinn Mulholland and Nathan Park, who will work on NHC’s policy and research initiatives. Mulholland recently graduated from Harvard University, where he wrote his thesis on the experience of Section 8 voucher holders in suburban Atlanta, which earned him a Thomas T. Hoopes prize for outstanding undergraduate scholarly work. Park is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed a thesis on energy efficiency and housing.

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About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. We believe 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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