MassHousing Staff Notes, August 2014
Steve Vickery has joined MassHousing as Comptroller and will be responsible for all accounting functions and services as well as the Agency's financial controls. Steve has many years of experience in the financial services and commercial lending industries, most recently as the Chief Accounting Officer of CW Financial Services. Previously, Steve worked for Potomac Realty Capital, Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, and The Berkshire Group.
Ron Marlow has joined MassHousing as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and assumes responsibility for the Agency's diversity and inclusion programs including those stemming from the construction and ongoing management of the affordable rental developments in MassHousing's portfolio. Ron previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity at the Executive Office for Administration. Ron has also previously held positions with the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and the Boston Housing Authority.
David Keene, MassHousing's Chief Preservation Officer for rental housing has been elected Vice President of the National Leased Housing Association's (NHLA) Board of Directors. The NLHA was formed in 1972 to represent the interests of both public and private sector organizations involved in federally assisted rental housing programs. NLHA's current focus includes preservation of the Section 8 inventory; reinforcing the essential role of PHAs in administering the voucher program; promoting the vital role of assisted housing managers; expanding development using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; and supporting other current development programs including the Project-Based Voucher program.
Thaddeus Miles, MassHousing's Director of Public Safety, was honored as one of five "Visonary Leaders" by the Tenants' Development Corporation, a property management and development organization in Boston's Historic South End. TDC works to increase the number of affordable housing units available for low to moderate income individuals and families and to provide programs, events and services offered to the TDC residents, neighbors and the community.
"We honor Thaddeus Miles, who represents the future of housing and services for residents, especially our young residents," said Arnesse Brown, Corporate Relations Manager for TDC. "He works tirelessly to make sure that our kids have the tools and resources they need to succeed in today's world and ensuring that they live in a safe and vibrant community."