NeighborWorks America: Welcome our new president & CEO
Rodriguez was named to her new post today by our board of directors after an extensive search for a new chief executive.
She replaces Jeffrey Bryson, who has been serving as interim president and CEO since September. Bryson has been with NeighborWorks America for 31 years. Prior to his current role, he was the organization's general counsel and corporate secretary.
Rodriguez's first day as president and CEO is Aug. 13. Bryson plans to retire after a brief transition period and will remain on board until Aug. 17.
No stranger to NeighborWorks America, Rodriguez has been with the organization for 20 years and most recently worked as interim senior vice president for national initiatives. Her accomplishments include:
- Managing a national down payment assistance program totaling more than $300 million to support more than 17,800 new homeowners since 2012.
- Creating an innovative business practice, enabling NeighborWorks organizations to operate their homeownership programs sustainably.
- Forming and managing a coalition of federal enforcement agencies, nonprofits and local governments focused on sharing critical information on mortgage scam tactics.
"Together, we can empower more individuals, create more opportunities and transform more communities."
—Marietta Rodriguez, incoming president and CEO of NeighborWorks America
Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, and is particularly well suited to ensuring that NeighborWorks America continues to fulfill its mission. She will be reaching out to various stakeholders and partners in the coming weeks and months. She looks forward to renewing old friendships, creating new ties and working together to find innovative ways for us, our network and our partners to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen communities.
Courtesy of NeighborWorks America