November 15, 2021 – BNT’s Stephen Grathwohl Announces Doris Latorre Now Interim CEO
Building Neighborhoods Together’s (BNT) Board President, Stephen Grathwohl announced today that Deputy Director Deputy G. Latorre has been elevated to Interim Chief Executive Officer, and that Noah Gotbaum tendered his resignation earlier today.
Steve said that as BNT’s Deputy Director, Doris has been an essential member of its leadership team for the past seven years and has been a veteran leader within the Connecticut and national housing community for decades. Among her many leadership roles at BNT, Doris has overseen BNT’s highly successful Empowerment Resource Academy (ERA) and has been responsible for implementing the vital Unite-CT emergency rental assistance initiative statewide, in conjunction with Connecticut’s Department of Housing under the American Rescue Plan. Among its accomplishments, ERA has helped over 2,400 tenants and their families avoid eviction and countless of landlords avoid foreclosure so far this year.
Noah has very much enjoyed his time at BNT and is extremely proud of the work that BNT has been able to accomplish especially during the pandemic. But for personal and family reasons, Noah has decided that now is the time to devote his time elsewhere and move on to different challenges. BNT’s board wishes Mr. Gotbaum well in his future endeavors, congratulates Ms. Latorre in her new role, and looks forward to continuing, under Doris’ leadership, BNT’s mission to end housing insecurity, income inequality and homelessness in Bridgeport, Fairfield County and all across Connecticut.
BNT’s board is excited about its upcoming annual benefit, Meeting the Housing Crisis, at 6:00 pm on December 8th at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, Bridgeport, where Doris will speak about her vision for BNT, M&T Bank CEO Renee Jones will be our Keynote Speaker, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and NY Federal Reserve Bank Chairman and LISC EVP Denise Scott will be our Honorees. To make your reservation and/or make a donation, please click here. We look forward to your help in welcoming Doris into her new role and Meeting the Housing Crisis together at our most important fundraiser of the year!!
Should you have any questions, please call Charlie Griggs, BNT’s Director of Fund Development & Communications, at 203-290-4255.
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