WEST VIRGINIA HOUSING INSTITUTE, INC. WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The West Virginia Housing Institute, Inc. and the board of directors would like to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Andrea Greene! She will assume her duties as Executive Director on May 3, 2021 and will become a vital part of the future of the Association. We welcome her fresh ideas and enthusiasm to leading the manufactured housing industry forward in West Virginia.
Andrea comes to us from her previous position of Business Development Director for the WV Auto Dealers Association and while there built upon her knowledge of running all aspects of a large association. Her skills in marketing, communications, business development, member relations and government affairs knowledge should be a valuable asset to the West Virginia Housing Institute and its members.
Andrea brings more than seven years of government affairs experience to our team and being a registered lobbyist, has extensive knowledge of state government and the legislative process. She began her career for a marketing company in North Carolina in 2006 and three years later returned to her hometown of Charleston, WV, where she was employed as a marketing manager in the auto industry. From there she advanced her career as Marketing Director and Lobbyist for Minardi Public Affairs by representing clients in the auto industry as well as other fields. It was there that she gained her association management skills and strengthened her legislative relationships.
Andrea is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.A. in Business Marketing and a Minor in Communications. She currently resides in Charleston, WV with her dog, Goose, a boxer.
JULY 6, 2020
WVHI ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RETIREMENT
The co-presidents of the association that represents factory-built housing in West Virginia today announced the retirement of executive director Andrew Gallagher.
Gallagher, who turned 70 on July 2, told Co-Presidents George Gunnell of Winfield and Kris Hershberger of Fairmont of his decision upon reaching retirement age. Gallagher has been the executive director and lobbyist since he joined the association in January 2005.
“It has been an honor to serve such an outstanding group of people in such a very important industry for our nation” Gallagher said.
WVHI represents all phases of manufactured and modular housing in the state of West Virginia. Gallagher has won numerous awards for his service, including communicator of the year and outstanding executive secretary in the nation.
The West Virginia Housing Institute is comprised of hundreds of retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders, community owners, and contractors to the factory-built housing industry with the common vision to maximize affordable homeownership in West Virginia.