Rebuilding Together Elects Lieutenant General Wendy M. Masiello to National Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., September 9, 2021– Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of retired U.S Air Force Lieutenant General Wendy M. Masiello to its national board of directors. General Masiello will work with the organization to expand its Veterans at Home program.
“Far too many Americans who once wore our country’s uniform now live in substandard housing and are at risk of homelessness,” said Kevin Rafferty, Chairman of Rebuilding Together’s board of directors and Executive Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank. “I look forward to working with Wendy to grow our organization’s services and provide safe and healthy housing to our nation’s veterans.”
Through its Veterans at Home program, Rebuilding Together provides no-cost, preventive home modifications and repairs to veterans and their families to improve safety and accessibility, increase independence and facilitate aging-in place. Rebuilding Together aims to amplify the efforts of federal programs, by bridging the gap in available services for our nation’s veterans. We offer assistance by working with local affiliates across the country to provide home accessibility modifications and repairs, safe and healthy as well as whole-home rehabilitations. Since 2010, Rebuilding Together has completed over 10,500 veterans rebuild projects.
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.
During the period of May 2011 to May 2014, General Masiello served as Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. In this role, she was the Senior Contracting official in the Air Force and set contract policy and procedures, set standards for an 8,000 person contracting workforce, and maximized performance through an innovative virtual organizational structure following a 30% reduction of personnel at key headquarters locations. General Masiello also advised on acquisition and incentive strategies for major United States Air Force acquisitions.
General Masiello is a resident of Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, a Master of Science degree in logistics management (contracting and manufacturing management) from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio and a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
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About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is the leading national nonprofit organization repairing the homes of people in need and revitalizing our communities. Through its national network of affiliates, Rebuilding Together works proactively and collaboratively with community leaders, long-term residents, funders and volunteers to foster dialogue and create safe, healthy communities across the country. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.