Kara Beigay joined NHC as senior marketing and communications director in May 2023. With more than 15 years of experience advocating for affordable housing issues, she brings with her an extensive background in issues management and public policy communications.
Most recently, Kara was Vice President of Policy for the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) where she elevated manufactured housing into the national dialogue. Working closely with senior leadership and its members, she helped position the association as an active industry thought leader and helped develop and implement MHI’s policy and communications agendas targeting policymakers, business leaders and market influencers. Prior to joining MHI, Kara spent nearly nine years at the National Association of REALTORS® developing communications strategies to keep a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders informed of the association’s advocacy efforts and policy priorities.
Kara has worked across a variety of vantage points in Washington including at two global marketing communications firms, a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization, and as a staff assistant to a Member of Congress.
Originally from New York, Kara earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Long Island University.