Chuck Wehrwein Named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of NeighborWorks America

May 02, 2014, 15:11 ET from NeighborWorks America

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NeighborWorks America announced today that Chuck Wehrwein will serve as acting president and chief executive officer following the Board of Directors' acceptance of Eileen Fitzgerald's resignation.

Mr. Wehrwein has been chief operating officer of NeighborWorks America since May 2012.  In that role he has overseen the organization's field operations, national initiatives and applied research, training, organizational assessment and information management.

Prior to joining NeighborWorks America, Mr. Wehrwein served as president of the Housing Partnership Exchange at the Housing Partnership Network (HPN), which encompasses cooperative businesses such as HPN's health insurance company, property and casualty insurance company and group buying organization. In this role, he also was responsible for overall strategic planning and outcomes, operations, budgeting and resource development with other members of HPN's executive leadership team.

Ms. Fitzgerald has been involved in housing and community development for two decades.  She joined NeighborWorks in 2005 as chief operating officer and became chief executive officer on June 1, 2011.  Prior to that, she served at the Fannie Mae Foundation, the McAuley Institute, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

About NeighborWorks America
For 35 years, NeighborWorks America has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation's leading trainer of community development, financial capability and affordable housing professionals.

SOURCE NeighborWorks America