Arlington, VA – February 16, 2012 – The Manufactured Housing Institute welcomes Richard “Dick” Jennison as President and CEO. Jennison comes to MHI from Omni Solutions Group where he was partner and Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development overseeing and managing its substantial not-for-profit business practice. Omni Solutions Group is a professional services firm that offers technology solutions and support services to small and mid-size businesses and associations.
Prior to joining Omni Solutions, for nearly eight years Jennison was President and CEO of the Brick Industry Association (BIA), a $7 million national trade association representing the residential and commercial construction industry. In that capacity, he directed advocacy efforts for the brick industry in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at BIA, he led unification efforts to join four independent regional brick associations to create a national organization (BIA) encompassing 79% of the contiguous states. He managed the creation of a new governance structure to meet the organizational goals of BIA and fostered strategic alliances and partnerships to drive the success of the brick industry. He was responsible for overseeing activities to safeguard the industry from burdensome regulatory and governmental regulations and initiated research that influenced national and local legislation in the protection of the industry.
Prior to Dick’s leadership role at BIA, he served as Chief Operating Officer at the Point-of-Purchase Advertising International (POPAI), a $5.5 million international retail in-store marketing association; and Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, for Citizens Bancorp, a $5 billion regional financial services organization.
“It is a tremendous privilege to join MHI and I am honored to be selected for this great opportunity,” Jennison stated. “I am excited to work with the MHI leadership, members and staff to represent this important sector of the housing industry in Washington, D.C. Together I believe we can accomplish the mission and goals of MHI to advance the industry, improve the regulatory and finance environment, promote the high quality and great value inherent in our homes and build consensus among industry partners.”
In the position of President and CEO, Jennison is responsible for the management of the association in accordance with the bylaws, budget and policies established by the MHI Board of Directors. He will oversee staff in the areas of government affairs, codes and standards, communications, marketing, membership development, meetings, education and administration. Beginning February 21, Jennison can be reached at (703) 558-0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are pleased to welcome Dick Jennison as the new President and CEO,” said MHI Chairman Joe Stegmayer. “He brings tremendous credentials and demonstrated leadership ability at multiple associations.”
MHI is the preeminent national trade association for the manufactured and modular home businesses, representing all segments of these industries before Congress and the Federal government. From its Washington, D.C. area headquarters, MHI actively works to promote fair laws and regulation for all MHI members and the industry. For more information on MHI, visit www.manufacturedhousing.org.