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Following a robust national search for a new CEO, The Board of Directors of The Fair Housing Center is pleased to announce the selection of Marie M. Flannery as the new President and CEO, who will begin her new position in Toledo on November 5, 2018.

Recently serving as President of Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board in Ontario, California, Ms. Flannery brings a wealth of experience and a strong passion for fair housing to our community. Her significant achievements include spearheading a major systemic investigation into loan modification practices targeting the Hispanic community, conducting national fair housing trainings, and many other notable accomplishments. Moving to Toledo from the West Coast, Ms. Flannery and her husband are excited to return to the Midwest where their families reside.

“I am honored to join the team at The Fair Housing Center,” stated Ms. Flannery. “I believe passionately in the principles of equity and fairness, and look forward to working with the residents, stakeholders, and community development professionals in Toledo and the surrounding areas to further The Fair Housing Center’s mission of eliminating housing discrimination and creating communities of opportunity for all.”

The Fair Housing Center engaged a consultant to assist the Board with strategic planning and facilitate the national search.

“Ms. Flannery was chosen from a pool of very talented candidates,” stated Alan Sattler, Board Chair of The Fair Housing Center. “We were impressed by not only her extensive experience and knowledge of fair housing, but her commitment to the values of equality and justice upon which fair housing was founded. The Fair Housing Center has played an important role in the fair housing movement, setting precedents that have opened doors to opportunity for millions across our country. With our strategic plan and a strong leader who brings a fresh perspective to the table, we will continue to be a leader in fostering a more diverse, vibrant community.”

The community is invited to join The Fair Housing Center in welcoming Ms. Flannery, who will be available to connect with community partners and local media when she’s fully on board in November.