In January, 2017, the Victory Housing, Inc. Board of Directors was pleased and excited to announce that Leila A. Finucane was selected to serve as the next President and Chief Executive Officer as of February 6th. Ms. Finucane succeeded James A. Brown, Jr. who retired after successfully leading Victory Housing for 26 years.
Ms. Finucane formerly served as Senior Manager, Branch Activity Management, Network Management at Capital One Bank in McLean VA. She previously held leadership positions in affordable housing in the region in Community Development at Capital One, NeighborWorks America and as Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development in Washington, D.C. Ms. Finucane has spent the majority of her career in real estate, and more specifically affordable housing, from banking, government, and non-profit perspectives, and holds advanced degrees in law and urban planning. She has also served as a Board member of Victory Housing with knowledge of the organization and understanding of the relationship with the Archdiocese of Washington. Ms. Finucane is well positioned to continue the positive impact Victory Housing has in our community.
"I am pleased that the Search Committee of the Board completed a successful search and selected Leila as the next Victory Housing President and CEO," said Jim Brown, former President and CEO. "I have worked with Leila in several capacities in the past few years and believe she is highly qualified and that her values, skills and experiences are an excellent fit with Victory Housing. I'm confident that she will provide the strategic leadership that Victory Housing needs for the future."
"We are extremely enthusiastic about Leila leading our organization into the future. Her knowledge of the organization and the affordable housing and real estate development field will be invaluable. Please join us in welcoming her," said Paul E. Johnson, Jr. chair of the Victory Housing Board of Directors.
"This is a wonderful organization and a great opportunity. I look forward to advancing the great work of Victory Housing and to working with the Archdiocese of Washington, Victory Housing's staff, board, partners and stakeholders," said Ms. Finucane. "I look forward to building on the legacy of Jim Brown, whose leadership and vision brought Victory Housing to its current successful prominence and stellar reputation."