COLUMBIA, MD - Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., today announced Andrew "Andy" Geer as director of relationship management for its Chicago office. Geer has nearly 20 years of experience in community development and nonprofit leadership and served most recently as executive director of Heartland Housing, Inc., a Chicago-based affordable housing organization.
Source: Enterprise Community Partners
"Andy's comprehensive background combines community development, affordable housing finance and nonprofit leadership, and makes him the ideal person to strengthen the Enterprise presence in Chicago," said Terri Ludwig, chief operating officer and president and CEO-elect, Enterprise. "With his solid connections in the housing arena and demonstrated commitment to collaboration and capacity building, we are thrilled he is joining our team."
From 1996 to present, Geer served as executive director of Heartland Housing where he led the company in all affordable and supportive housing activities for the parent organization - Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. Under his direction, Heartland Housing closed on more than 1,000 units of affordable and supportive housing and was deeply involved in the public housing redevelopment efforts in Chicago.
Geer serves on numerous executive and advisory boards, including the Chicago Rehab Network, the Supportive Housing Providers Association and is a member of the City of Chicago's Five Year Affordable Housing Plan Advisory Council. Geer was also selected as a member of Supportive Housing Subcommittee for the state of Illinois' Affordable Housing Task Force.
A native of Michigan, Geer holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and a master's degree from University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy Studies.
Enterprise is a leading provider of the development capital and expertise it takes to create decent, affordable homes and rebuild communities. For more than 25 years, Enterprise has introduced neighborhood solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and others that share our vision. Enterprise has raised and invested more than $10.6 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve more than 270,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities. Visit www.enterprisecommunity.org and www.enterprisecommunity.com to learn more about Enterprise's efforts to build communities and opportunity.