Amy Hovey Named to Lead Community Progress
Posted under Industry News on May 6, 2012
From the Center for Community Progress:
Center for Community Progress chief operating officer and co-founder Amy Hovey will assume the role of interim president and CEO when current President and CEO Dan Kildee, begins a leave of absence on May 15th to run for U.S. Congress.
Hovey and Kildee have worked together for more than a decade, at the Genesee County Land Bank and the Genesee Institute. Prior to her work at the Land Bank and Institute, Hovey served as Program Director of the Michigan State the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Before joining LISC in 1996, Amy worked for four years in private business in management, finance and community relations with First of America Bank. In addition to technical assistance, Amy has extensive training and meeting facilitation experience including an annual fifteen-day training program on comprehensive real estate development.
“Amy is the right person to lead Community Progress during this transition,” said Kildee. “She understands the challenges that vacant and abandoned property create, and how to help stakeholders craft strategies and the larger community support they need to tackle these issues. There could be no better person to take the reins of Community Progress and its critical work at this time.”
The Center for Community Progress assists communities in the reuse of vacant, abandoned, and problem properties and serves as the national resource for policy, information, capacity building, and training regarding the redevelopment of vacant, abandoned, and problem properties.