Rebuilding Together Board of Directors Elects New National Board Chair

New Member Also Joins the Organization’s Governing Body

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2023 Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of a new Chair to lead its National Board of Directors. Guy Cecala, Executive Chair of Inside Mortgage Finance will lead the organization as Kevin Rafferty former National Board Chair and Executive Vice President Director of Business Development for Hancock Whitney Bank steps down following two terms serving on the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors also elected General Wendy M. Masiello to its executive committee as a member-at-large. General Masiello has served on the National Board of Directors since August 2021. The organization’s National Affiliate Council appointed Allison Brill, Executive Director for Rebuilding Together Charleston to the National Board of Directors.

“I am honored to be leading our National Board of Directors and work with our talented board members, national staff and affiliate leaders from around the country to improve the health and safety of our neighbors through essential home repairs,” said Guy Cecala, Chair of Rebuilding Together’s Board of Directors and Executive Chair of Inside Mortgage Finance. “During Kevin Rafferty’s tenure, the organization grew its impact by conducting deeper work in our communities and increasing the funds raised going directly towards our mission. I look forward to continuing that work while improving efficiencies and positioning the organization as a community revitalization leader in areas where our work is most needed.”

Guy D. Cecala is the Executive Chair of Inside Mortgage Finance, a specialized news and information company based in Bethesda, Md. that he founded in 1984. The company produces eight newsletters, numerous special reports, several databases, and a large amount of original market research and statistics related to mortgage finance in the United States. Mr. Cecala earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

General Masiello retired as a Three-Star General of the U. S. Air Force on July 1, 2017. Prior to her retirement, she served as Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency from May 2014 to May 2017. In this assignment, General Masiello oversaw a $1.4 billion Defense agency that provided 12,000 people around the world in oversight of 20,000 contractors performing 340,000 Defense and Federal contracts valued at $6 trillion. Her oversight included business system approvals, quality compliance, production capacity and delivery timeliness and payment authorizations of $500 million each day across the spectrum of Defense technologies. General Masiello was also the key advisor to Defense leaders regarding corporate performance.

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