White Moves to CHFA's Top Post

Cris A. White has become executive director and CEO of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).

White has been with the agency for more than 20 years, most recently serving as interim executive director and COO. He had been COO since 2001.

Selected after a nationwide search, he takes over the top post from Roy Alexander, who retired at the end of last year.

NHC Announces New Leader

Maureen Friar has been named president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC).

She previously served as executive director of the Supportive Housing Network of New York for 14 years. In that post, she coordinated advocacy campaigns that resulted in $1 billion in funding from both New York City and the state of New York to create more than 10,000 supportive-housing units and developed new strategies to end chronic homelessness.

Most recently, she was a marketing consultant to the National Equity Fund, Inc., and a fundraising consultant to Community Access, a New York nonprofi t agency.

Friar succeeds Conrad Egan, who has been with NHC for nearly 12 years. Egan served as director of policy for five years before becoming head of the organization. He is transitioning out of the post this year.

The nonprofit has been a longtime affordable housing advocate. Its research affiliate is the Center for Housing Policy.

S.F. Housing Provider Names Executive Director

Gail Gilman has been promoted to executive director of Community Housing Partnership (CHP), a nonprofit organization providing permanent supportive housing in San Francisco.

Gilman has 15 years of experience working in supportive housing, joining CHP as a counselor in 1995. After three years, she left to run the Bridge Project, a housing program for homeless adults living with HIV and AIDS. She returned to CHP in 2002, where she has been serving as director of tenant services.

Jeff Kositsky, who has led the organization for the past eight years, will transition out of the top post over the next few months.

CHP has 785 units of supportive housing and 263 units in the pipeline.

SEEDCO Appoints President, CEO

Barbara Dwyer Gunn, a nonprofit and government veteran in New York City, will join the Structured Employment and Economic Development Corp. (Seedco) as president and CEO in April.

Gunn comes to the national nonprofi t from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where she has served nearly 15 years as senior vice president for operations and government relations. She started at the museum as vice president of finance, where she managed financial operations and the issuance of its first bond financing.

She succeeds Diane Baillargeon, who announced last year that she was stepping down after 12 years at Seedco, which develops and operates programs aimed at creating economic opportunities for low-income people and communities.

Executive Joins EBALDC

Jeremy Liu has become executive director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. (EBALDC) in Oakland, Calif. He joins the organization after spending the past 11 years at the Asian Community Development Corp. in Boston.

The move marks a return to the San Francisco Bay Area for Liu, who was raised in the region. He takes over the post from Lynette Jung Lee, who retired from EBALDC.