UPDATE: NASCUS’ Fortney Re-elected President of Women in Housing & Finance Foundation Board of Directors

UPDATE July 21, 2014 – NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney, whose re-election to another two-year term on the Women in Housing & Finance (WHF) Foundation  Board of Directors was announced on June 9 during the WHF Annual Meeting, has been re-elected to serve as the Foundation’s president.

The WHF Foundation Board consists of members of WHF, who are professionals in the areas of finance, housing and law. The core mission of the organization is to partner with local nonprofit organizations whose missions are to help low-income women and children with basic financial literacy skills, housing assistance, transition services and economic empowerment. Fortney has been dedicated to the mission of WHF and the Foundation for more than 20 years, and for more than 12 years has served on the both boards in a number of positions, including Foundation treasurer and WHF president. She has served as president of the Foundation for the past two years.  

“Over my many years of involvement with WHF and the WHF Foundation, I have come to understand, value and appreciate the organization’s diverse membership and its importance in the Washington, D.C., community,” Fortney said. “What I have found through my active involvement in the WHF Foundation and WHF is the true meaning and value of my membership: personal contact with accomplished and dedicated professionals.”

Fortney appointed NASCUS Regulatory and Public Policy Counsel Sabrina Cotter to serve as the Foundation’s general counsel.

The members of the WHF Foundation Board of Directors are:

Mary Martha Fortney, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, President
Rebecca Laird, K&L Gates LLP, Vice-President
Sydney Garmong, Crowe Horwath LLP, Treasurer
Evan Davies, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Secretary
Sabrina Cotter, National Association of State Credit Union, General Counsel
Hilary Swab Gawrilow, CSH, Director
Suzanne Garwood, Venable LLP, Director
Alanna McCargo, CoreLogic, Director
Lindsay Shuba, National Association of REALTORS®, Director
Kenneth Swab, Eris Group LLC, Director
Leslie Woolley, Director

June 10, 2014
NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney has been re-elected to another two-year term on the Women in Housing and Finance (WHF) Foundation Board.

The WHF Foundation Board consists of members of WHF, Inc., who are professionals in the areas of finance, housing and law. The core mission of the organization is to partner with local nonprofit organizations whose missions are to help low-income women and children with basic financial literacy skills, housing assistance, transition services and economic empowerment.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to continue to serve on the WHF Foundation Board of Directors,” Fortney said. “I look forward to the continued growth of the Foundation in support of its mission.”

Fortney currently serves as WHF Foundation president, and is a past president of WHF, Inc. She has been dedicated to the mission of WHF for more than 20 years.

Fortney’s appointment to the WHF Foundation Board was made during the WHF Annual Meeting last night at the law firm of K&L Gates LLP in Washington, D.C. As part of the meeting, Dr. Mark M. Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, discussed the economic conditions impacting the recovery of the housing sector and GSE reform. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.

The members of the WHF Foundation Board of Directors are:

Mary Martha Fortney, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors
Evan Davies, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
Suzanne Garwood, Venable
Rebecca Laird, K&L Gates LLP
Alanna McCargo, CoreLogic
Kenneth Swab, Eris Group LLC
Sydney Garmong, Crowe Horwath LLP
Leslie A. Woolley
Lindsay Shuba, National Association of Realtors
Hilary Gawrilow, Corporation for Supportive Housing
General Counsel:  Sabrina Cotter, National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors
WHF Liaison: Simone Manigo-Truell dos Santos, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking

 

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