Amy Klaben Stepping Down As CEO

Amy Klaben, our President/CEO, has decided to leave her position effective year end after 16 years of exceptional leadership. Committed to a smooth transition, Amy will continue to serve in an advisory / advocacy role until the end of April 2016.

We are thankful for Amy’s long-service to Homeport. 

Under her leadership, we have grown from 800 to 2,200 apartments and homes. Today, many of our 5,700 residents – particularly the children -- benefit from services we bring to their communities, including after school and summer enrichment programs.

Bruce Luecke

Bruce Luecke

Finally, we have become a valued, community-wide asset, having served over 25,000 individuals in need of homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention assistance and financial literacy programs.

Board member (and past Chair) Bruce Luecke will serve as Interim President/CEO effective January 1, 2016. 

In addition to his seven years on our Board, Bruce brings us significant business and financial experience. Prior to his recent retirement, Bruce served as Vice President of Products and Services for Nationwide Bank where he led the Bank’s business lines from startup to $6 billion in assets in eight years. 

Bruce is looking forward to leading our talented and dedicated staff, without which our work could not be done.

We will commence an executive search in early 2016 and will engage our partners (locally and nationally) to affirm our critical priorities going forward. The analysis will be instructive not only to our search, but also to our strategic positioning going forward.

Please join me in recognizing Amy for her service to Homeport and our community.

Sincerely,

Tom O’Hara

Board Chair - Homeport