The Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) recently announced two appointments to its executive team.
Michelle Beans is now the chief financial officer (CFO) and Malcolm Kiner is the chief operating officer (COO).
Beans and Kiner will transition into their new roles focusing on performance, excellence, and a customer-centric approach in advancing GHA’s mission.
“The Gainesville Housing Authority is at a pivotal period of growth and expansion,” said Pamela Davis, GHA’s CEO, in a press release. “To keep the momentum and to strategically scale to the next level, we examined our organizational structure and found that key individuals will be transitioning out in the next five years.
“As a leader, it was important to start succession planning to ensure the vision for the organization continues to grow. Both Malcolm and Michelle demonstrated the ability to move our organization forward for long-term growth and success.”
Beans will oversee the company’s financial operations to save costs, improve operational efficiencies, and position the agency for new real estate development opportunities.
He served 11.5 years on GHA’s executive leadership team in multiple capacities and will establish an internal standard operating procedure for financial management and focus on educating staff about each department’s economic impact on the organization.
As for Kiner, the COO will focus on talent management, operational programming, compliance, portfolio management, and expansion. Kiner is known for a collaborative approach that builds alignment across the business and delivers growth.
Kiner spent 10-plus years managing community redevelopment projects and affordable housing solutions for the City of Tampa and the City of Gainesville. The new COO will be responsible for day-to-day operations management and work closely with the CFO.
“We have an opportunity at GHA to help solve a community need related to affordable housing,” Davis said. “So, it’s important to have mission-driven members who understand the importance of what you do and why you do it. Both Malcolm and Michelle really want to be a part of advancing this community. With their seats filled and the rest of the dynamic team we have here – we stand ready to fulfill our vision.”