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Gay A. Westbrook, New Face at MHI

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has been informed Gay A. Westbrook has been chosen to promote the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) legislative and political agenda as Vice-President of Political and Public Affairs. With over two decades experience developing policy initiatives, grassroots support, and fundraising, she will also coordinate efforts at the state association level to promote MHI’s legislative agenda, as well as increase industry participation in MHI-PAC. Previously, Westbrook served as Vice President of Government Relations at the Brick Industry Association (BIA), directing BIA’s lobbying initiatives at the grassroots and Congressional levels. On behalf of the Brick PAC, she increased fundraising 88 percent during the 2010 elections. She also worked in the U.S. Senate as Deputy Director of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and Staff Director of the Senate Republican Conference Vice-Chairman’s office, providing strategic support and legislative analysis for Senators and their policy agendas. Following her graduation from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Westbrook was legislative representative for the National Restaurant Association.

MHI Appoints New President/CEO

February 16th, 2012 Comments off

In an exclusive communication from MHI, has learned Richard “Dick” Jennison has been chosen to head the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). The former partner and Senior Vice President at Omni Solutions Group where he managed their large not-for-profit business practice, Jennison previously spent nearly eight years as president of CEO of the Brick Industry Association (BIA). At BIA he combined several regional organizations into a national advocacy group in Washington, D.C., and created a new organizational structure to address the burdensome governmental regulations that constricted the industry. He has prior experience in retail advertising and financial services. “It is a tremendous privilege to join MHI and I am honored to be selected for this great opportunity,” Jennison stated. “I am excited to work with the MHI leadership, members and staff to represent this important sector of the housing industry in Washington, D.C.” Says MHI Chiarman Joe Stegmayer, “We are pleased to welcome Dick Jennison as the new President and CEO. He brings tremendous credentials and demonstrated leadership ability at multiple associations.” Jennison will begin Feb. 21 in his new post.

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