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GGA HISTORYGans, Gans & Associates (gga) is a human resource consulting and executive search firm founded in Chicago in 1986.
A Message From
Simone Gans Barefield, CEO
Gans, Gans & Associates is a minority and women owned executive recruitment and human resources consulting firm founded in Chicago in 1986 and currently based in the Tampa Bay area. Placing the right leadership at the right place at the right time is what gga has done for our clients for over 35 years. Effective executive recruitment is both science and art and it is quantitative and qualitative. We specialize in identifying highly talented and strategic leaders and executives for organizations that are either stable, in transition or at a moment of crisis. Whatever the stage of an organization’s evolution, the challenge of selecting the right person is daunting and the process uncertain. gga demystifies the executive recruitment process and is the ideal firm – for your most challenging searches.
Reporting to the Assistant City Manager, the Housing Director – Department of Housing Initiatives is responsible for housing resiliency, and strategic planning for the City of Greeley and an important partner with the County of Weld, the Greeley Weld Housing Authority, and the Greeley Urban Renewal Authority. The Housing Director is also responsible for oversight development projects funded by the City of Greeley which may include leading, managing and directing City initiated housing development programs and initiatives which are funded by or through the Housing Development efforts of the City of Greeley. The Housing Director is further responsible for creating a dynamic environment in which, as Housing Director, they may serve as convener, leader, of strategic partnerships with the County of Weld, the Greeley Weld Housing Authority, city and state housing agencies, not-for-profit entities, philanthropic organizations, and for profit developers focused upon affordable housing development, homeless housing initiative, and affordable housing preservation within Greeley.
The Chief Executive Officer serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners and performs highly responsible work as it relates to the oversight of the operations and management of the authorities housing and program services for client and customers of the authority. Among the most important are the real estate development, and the management and direction of all fiscal operations, Procurement, and IT program for the Housing Authority. Responsibilities include ensuring the optimum efficiency and effectiveness of the operations and financial functions; and for planning, directing and managing all of the activities including the Housing Choice Voucher Program, asset management, financial operations and services such as banking and cash management processes, accounting and financial reporting, asset and liability management, financial support on new business transactions, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, capital management, cost saving/expense control initiatives and all other financial matters; as well as overseeing the activity for HUD procurement and ensuring all software hardware is functional and safeguarded from public intrusion attempts.
The Chief Executive Officer will also direct the asset repositioning efforts under the Non-Profit Arm of the Housing Authority and ensure the submission of its annual 990.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Financial Management and Compliance Center Director leads the efficient and effective operation of the Financial Management and Compliance Center (FMCC); manages the financial and accounting activities of the Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA), Clearwater Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), and the Economies of Scale (EOS) partner agencies. Plans, organizes, directs, advises, monitors and reports on activities related to investments, accounting, budgeting, auditing, cash management, analysis and financial reporting; directs and administers internal quality control and compliance audits of program files; and ensures financial integrity and compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as investor requirements and agency policy of CHA, CHDC, and EOS partner agencies.
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From GGA Clients
“Working with Gans, Gans and Associates has been invaluable in several Executive level searches conducted at this agency. Their professionalism and persistence to ensure the right match between candidate and position is notable. The attention paid to culture and climate in an organization and skills, ability and personal characteristics of the candidate helps in successful placements. ”
“I have been working for housing authorities for more than 30 years and when it comes to top tier recruitment gga is my number one source for industry leaders. In Jacksonville, we were in need of a CFO, gga instantly produced a roster of first-rate candidates with outstanding qualifications. Their firm continues to be the one-stop shop for organization in need of next level executive leaders.”
“gga is a proven leader in executive search providing exceptional candidates and support throughout the recruiting process. The entire gga search process is designed to empower the client to select from a strong slate of accomplished and competitive candidates that best fits their organization. Our agency had great success with gga and selected an outstanding candidate that is performing exceptionally well and enabling us to make the right decisions and rapid progress in fulfilling our mission and goals. Much of our accomplishment we attribute to the quality of the search process, guidance and support gga provided throughout in the selection, on-boarding, and orientation with our new CEO.”