SOURCE: Neighborworks America

NeighborWorks America

October 07, 2016 12:32 ET

NeighborWorks America Names Tom Chabolla Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - October 07, 2016) - NeighborWorks America announced today that it named Tom Chabolla executive vice president and chief operating officer. Chabolla will oversee the following divisions: field operations, national initiatives, NeighborWorks Services Group (including training) and organizational assessment. Prior to becoming executive vice president and COO, Chabolla oversaw the field operations of the organization's five regional offices and grantmaking process across the United States. Chabolla reports to NeighborWorks America president and CEO Paul Weech.

"Tom has demonstrated terrific leadership on a variety of ongoing, complex major projects and provides a large measure of stability as NeighborWorks America prepares for the future," said Weech. "His expertise and experience supervising policy, partnerships and programmatic work is extremely valuable."

Before joining NeighborWorks America, Chabolla served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff at the Service Employees International Union. Prior to that, he was the associate director for programs at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where he managed educational programs, community organizing and grantmaking for economic development. He also served in different positions at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including director of the Secretariat for Pastoral and Community Services and the Office of Justice and Peace, where he oversaw policy, partnerships and programmatic work.

A Los Angeles native, Chabolla received a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and holds a master's degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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About NeighborWorks America
For more than 35 years, NeighborWorks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation's leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.

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