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Officers - Eileen M. Fitzgerald

Eileen FitzgeraldEileen M. Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer

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


As chief executive officer of NeighborWorks America, Eileen M. Fitzgerald oversees the provision of technical assistance, financial assistance and training to over 3,000 community based organizations. She also oversees the support of a national network of more than 235 affordable housing and community development organizations serving more than 4,000 communities. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit corporation established as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation by an act of Congress in 1978. [NeighborWorks America is the organization’s trade name.]

Fitzgerald became chief executive officer on June 1, 2011, after serving as acting chief executive since January of that year. She served as NeighborWorks America’s chief operating officer since June 2005, bringing to the role nearly 20 years of experience in housing and community development. Previously, at the Fannie Mae Foundation, she was responsible for alliance and relationship management for key foundation partners as a senior director of national initiatives. Fitzgerald also served as acting executive director and vice president of program operations for the McAuley Institute, a national nonprofit intermediary committed to improving the housing conditions of women and families through community-based efforts. Earlier, she contributed to the field as chief investment officer for single-family finance at the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, a multi-billion dollar investment company that manages assets from hundreds of pension funds. There, she was responsible for the development and rollout of HIT HOME, a home mortgage program for union members.

From 1994 to 2000, Fitzgerald served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service as the associate administrator and acting administrator, where she was responsible for management and oversight of single-family, multi-family housing and community facilities programs. She served in both Virginia and Maryland state governments. She is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

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