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Officers - Chuck Wehrwein

Chuck WehrweinChuck Wehrwein
Chief Operating Officer

NeighborWorks America
999 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 760-4000

Biographical Notes

As chief operating officer of NeighborWorks America, Chuck Wehrwein oversees the organization’s divisions of field operations, national initiatives and applied research, training, organizational assessment and information management. Wehrwein, who was appointed to his position in May 2012, has an extensive background in leadership of both affordable housing development, management and financing, and homeownership education and counseling. He also brings experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to joining NeighborWorks America, Wehrwein served as president of the Housing Partnership Exchange at the Housing Partnership Network (HPN), which encompasses cooperative businesses such as HPN’s health insurance company, property and casualty insurance company and group buying organization. In this role, he also was responsible for overall strategic planning and outcomes, operations, budgeting and resource development with other members of HPN’s executive leadership team.

From 2000 to 2007, Wehrwein served as senior vice president for strategic development initiatives at Mercy Housing, where he led the planning and implementation of its portfolio acquisition initiative. He also was responsible for Mercy's underwriting and asset management activities, the Mercy Loan Fund and new business development, along with serving as regional president of Mercy Housing Southwest, Midwest and East.

Before joining Mercy Housing, Wehrwein was chief operating officer of the National Equity Fund, where he was responsible for all program operations -- including acquisitions, asset management, portfolio management and information systems -- with annual equity placements of $300 million to $400 million. Previously, he served as deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as deputy administrator for multifamily housing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service.

A certified public accountant, Wehrwein earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from DePaul University.

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