NRHA Announces Search Firm for New CEO Recruitment

 Norfolk, VA (October 17, 2014) – The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has retained the executive search firm of Gans, Gans & Associates (GGA) to recruit qualified candidates for the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director position.

Current CEO, Shurl R. Montgomery, announced in May his retirement effective December 31, 2014, following 10 years of service.

NRHA Board of Commissioners Chair Barbara Hamm Lee states that GGA will gather and consider input from commissioners, employees and community partners before candidates are brought forward. “It is critical that we have feedback from all constituents when considering qualifications for our next CEO.” Lee said.

GGA was chosen through a competitive bid proposal process.  Lee and Don Musacchio, Vice Chair, headed the selection committee that chose GGA. “We vetted highly qualified firms and held extensive meetings, which resulted in a very thorough process,” Musacchio said.

About GGA

GGA was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1986 and currently is headquartered in Plant City, Florida. It has led executive and management recruitment efforts at a number of housing authorities, including Baltimore, MD; Charleston, SC; Philadelphia, PA; Charlotte, NC; and District of Columbia. Most recently, GGA conducted the search for the Housing Authority of New Orleans Executive Director.

About NRHA 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities.  As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA is an important driver of the local economy.


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