As COO, Chuck Wehrwein oversees some of the social enterprises, and the Information Systems, Operations, and Homeownership & Economic Mobility departments. He also serves as a member of HPN’s Executive Leadership Team and plays a key role in managing collaboration among HPN programs and member-driven social enterprises.
This appointment marks Chuck’s return to HPN following four years at NeighborWorks America, where he served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until 2016. During his tenure, he led field operations, national initiatives, applied research, training, organizational assessment, and information management. He also served as acting chief executive officer in 2014 before resuming his role as COO.
Previously, Chuck was a member of HPN’s executive team from 2007 to 2012, where he was instrumental in managing growth and development of the award-winning business collaborative. A recognized leader in the housing and community development sector, Chuck has held a number of senior-level roles throughout his career, including seven years as Senior Vice President for Real Estate Investment and Strategic Investment at HPN member organization Mercy Housing, Inc. In addition, Chuck served as Chief Operating Officer of the National Equity Fund, Chief Financial Officer of Thrush Development Company, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Deputy Administrator for Multifamily Housing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service. Chuck is also a certified public accountant.