Concord Housing + Redevelopment Commissioners Elect Ari Pollack and Mary Ann Leon to Leadership Posts.

Development, environmental, and non-profit expertise will complement CH+R strategy

CONCORD, NH – April 14, 2010 – The Board of Commissioners of the Concord Housing + Redevelopment today announced that Ari Pollack has been elected to a two-year post as chair, and Mary Ann Leon has been elected to a two-year term as vice-chair for the organization.

 Pollack, an attorney with the law firm Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell, has served on the board since 2008. He brings significant development, environmental, and land use permitting expertise to CH+R . Leon, who has served since 2005, specializes in non-profit management, leadership, and fundraising. She is the former executive director of the Granite Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“It’s rare for an organization to have a leadership team with expertise that aligns so closely with its mission,” said John Hoyt, executive director of Concord Housing + Redevelopment. “Ari and Mary Ann have the vision and experience to help CH+R to enhance its ability to provide decent, safe and affordable housing for families in a manner that improves their economic independence.”

CH+R is one of the leading housing development organizations in the region, and partners with companies and organizations throughout the Concord region to bring cutting-edge financing, construction, renovation, and operational practices to housing and neighborhood initiatives.