November 20, 2023 – BroadView Talent Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Laura Brudzynski as the new chief operating officer of Archway Communities in Lakewood, CO. “We are thrilled to have Laura join our team,” said Sebastian Corradino, CEO of Archway Communities. “Laura understands the housing landscape in Colorado, and I am confident in her ability help Archway continue finding solutions to Coloradans’ housing needs and identifying community-centered solutions to expand Archway’s impact.”
Ms. Brudzynski most recently served as chief housing officer for the City of Denver, where she was the second person ever to serve in the role. In this capacity, she utilized an understanding of housing and the critical role of supportive services to expand partnerships, resources, and housing options for those experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Denver, CO. She helped launch Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) and served as its deputy director of operations and then executive director as part of Mayor Hancock’s administration. There, she managed a $250 million budget, helped create dedicated local funding sources for affordable housing and homelessness resolution, and helped grow the team to over 130 positions. Prior to launching HOST, Ms. Brudzynski also served as director of housing policy and programs in Denver’s Office of Economic Development.
In her new role with Archway, Ms. Brudzynski will oversee internal operations and work closely with Archway’s real estate team to identify opportunities for new affordable housing projects and executing the successful completion of projects in development. “Housing stability is one of the most pressing issues facing Coloradans, and I am excited to join an organization at the forefront of creating affordable housing with supportive services in our community,” said Ms. Brudzynski. “Archway has long made an impact across the Denver metro area to address housing shortages and create healthy communities for its’ residents. I look forward to collaborating with the team to continue to identify creative solutions to help individuals and families thrive in Colorado and nationally.”
Archway Communities provides access to affordable housing, food security, and the supportive social services people need to thrive. The organization’s goal is to build healthier communities by offering quality affordable housing with services that enhance the social and economic well-being of families in Colorado.
Founded in 2015, BroadView Talent Partners is a national executive search firm dedicated to placing leadership in affordable housing agencies, non-profit organizations, and associations, as well as middle market companies. The firm provides clients with a national network; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a record of long-tenured placements. Its specialties include executive search, talent acquisition, retention solutions, career management, executive coaching, and board development.
BroadView Talent Partners Recruits CEO for Pillsbury United Communities
BroadView Talent Partners has assisted in the placement of Cinnamon Pelly as the new president and CEO for Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) in Minnesota. “I’m so pleased to have Cinnamon join Pillsbury United,” said Brenna Brelie, interim CEO. “Her breadth of experience, coupled with her commitment to strengthening communities and racial equity are a beautiful combination of talent and passion that align with our agency’s values. I am thrilled to work closely with her in coming months to welcome her to the PUC family and introduce her to our community.”
Tracy McMillan is managing partner and CEO of BroadView. He has over 25 years of experience providing executive search, retention solutions and leadership advisory services to clients. He has developed a strong focus within the affordable housing, non-profit and middle-market sectors, and established a track record of well-placed, long-tenured C-suite executives. Prior to starting BroadView Talent Partners (formerly HCGA Consulting Partners) in 2015, Mr. McMillan served as the vice president of global talent acquisition for the NBA. Previously, he spent five years as a managing director at Diversified Search Group.
BroadView recently placed Geoffrey Barton as the new president and CEO of non-profit Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) in Asheville, NC. He replaced Scott Dedman, who retired in early August after 30 years in the role. Mr. Barton’s selection as MHO’s next leader comes after a nationwide search. Broadview Talent Partners conducted the search with an emphasis on diverse and inclusive talent acquisition, retention, and leadership development. Charlie Owen, chair of MHO’s board of directors, led the organization’s executive search in partnership with a small group of fellow board members, community leaders, and seasoned MHO staff. Johanna Vargas and Robyn Quinn led the assignment of behalf of BroadView.
“MHO’s executive search attracted interest from a wide-array of talented leaders in the affordable housing sector and raised the profile of Mountain Housing Opportunities regionally and nationally,” said Mr. Owen. “This competitive process allowed us to look for an executive with the right combination of experience, vision, and passion for this work. We were fortunate to find such a leader in Geoffrey Barton, who has already demonstrated his expertise in bringing safe, well-located, and beautifully designed affordable housing to the people of western North Carolina. I have every confidence in his ability to guide MHO towards an even greater impact in creating and preserving the affordable housing that the people of our region need and deserve.”
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media