Longtime CHN Housing Partners Executive Director Rob Curry announced that he plans to step down effective June 30, 2019.
In a memo to CHN’s stakeholders and staff, Curry said the following:
“I have decided that now is the right time for CHN to transition to a new Executive Director.
CHN’s Board will discuss this matter at its Sept. 26th meeting. I have requested that the Executive Director transition occur by June 30th, 2019.
There are many considerations that factored into my decision, but the bottom line is this — CHN is currently in an excellent position to welcome its next generation of staff leadership.
Specifically, CHN currently has exceptional organizational depth and is ‘built to last’.
• CHN’s Board is one of the best nonprofit boards I have ever witnessed. CHN’s 28 Directors are truly amazing individuals who come from diverse backgrounds and deeply understand the role of a well-functioning board.
• CHN’s staff is highly capable, customer focused and committed to CHN’s underlying mission of housing stability and success for all. CHN’s senior management team is seasoned, wise, and deeply committed to supporting a successful transition to a new Executive Director.
• CHN is strong financially, including multiple diversified income streams and excellent cash reserves.
• Finally, CHN is blessed with highly engaged partners in every sector – public, private, philanthropic, financial and nonprofit. Importantly for any leadership transition, these deep relationships are with CHN and its entire team of managers, rather than being held by me on a proprietary basis.
CHN’s new 5-year strategic plan is truly exciting. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to the implementation of each component of this plan.
A key part of this strategic plan focuses on talent management, much of which involves building CHN’s next generation of leadership. I quickly came to realize that achieving this goal posed two major questions – how to expand CHN’s senior management team and at what point in time do I step aside as Executive Director. After several months of contemplation, I have decided that “now is the right time!”
Needless to say, this was a difficult and emotional decision. I have been with CHN for 20 years. I have no plans to retire, and instead plan to continue working fulltime in the field of community development for the foreseeable future – in the public, private, philanthropic or nonprofit sector. Nonetheless, I feel it is the right decision – for me, for CHN, for the mission we share with our many partners, and for all our clients.”