Rebuilding Together Elects New Members to National Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., June 8, 2021– Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of three members to its national board of directors. Todd Bleckley, Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager of Hardlines for Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Dr. Michael Liu, Director of the Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department and Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President and CEO of TheCaseMade were unanimously elected to the organization’s governing body.
“Our new board members join Rebuilding Together at a time when our organizational mission is more critical than ever,” said Kevin Rafferty, Chairman of Rebuilding Together’s board of directors and Executive Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank. “As we expand collaboration with communities across the country, I look forward to their contributions to our work and the communities we serve.”
As Lowe’s senior vice president and general merchandising manager of hardlines, Todd Bleckley is responsible for merchandising strategies for lawn and garden, seasonal and outdoor living, tools, and hardware. Todd has over 17 years of experience in merchandising, serving as merchandising vice president of tools and hardware; merchandising vice president of home fashions, storage and cleaning; and senior vice president and general merchandising manager, building and maintenance. Before joining Lowe’s, Todd held engineering roles at DuPont and AT&T Inc., as well as sales and marketing leadership roles with The Dixie Group. Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Michael Liu since 2014, has led the Public Housing and Community Development Department of Miami-Dade County, the sixth largest public housing agency in the country and the largest housing organization in Florida with an annual budget of $500 million, a portfolio consisting of over 50,000 units under various federal (public housing; Section 8) and state programs. His career includes service as U.S. HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing; USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Small Community and Rural Development; SVP Dutko/Grayling; SVP and Community Investment Officer Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago; VP Bank of America (FSB); and member of Hawaii’s State House and Senate. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law.
Dr. Tiffany Manuel, DrT (as she prefers to be called), is a dynamic speaker, bestselling author and the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, an organization dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systemic change. In her role at TheCaseMade, DrT works with hundreds of passionate social changemakers, innovators and adaptive leaders around the United States who are building better, stronger communities that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. By aligning their community stakeholders around the kind of deep systemic changes that can improve population outcomes, these leaders are able to grow their impact, scale their programs, and harness the investments they need to improve their communities. She holds a doctorate and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.