Charles Wehrwein is the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President for the Housing Partnership Network. In this role, Chuck oversees operations, multifamily enterprises, membership, peer exchange, homeownership programs, governance, and the International Housing Partnership. He 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. Chuck returned 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 Mercy Housing. In addition, Chuck served as Chief Operating Officer of the National Equity Fund, 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 and Chief Financial Officer of Thrush Development Company.
Chuck is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Wehrwein has been on the Company’s Board since 2001 and his present term expires in 2019.