NeighborWorks America Has Two New Execs

NeighborWorks America has named Peter N. Carey acting chief operating officer (COO) and Thomas Bloom acting chief financial officer (CFO). Both will report to acting CEO Chuck Wehrwein.

Carey, who is retiring June 30 after nearly 25 years as the CEO of Self-Help Housing in Visalia, Calif., will join NeighborWorks America on July 18. As acting COO, he will oversee the organization's divisions of field operations, national initiatives, training and organizational assessment.

Carey joined Self-Help in 1975 and held a variety of positions within the company before becoming CEO in 1990. He was also Mayor of Visalia between 1989-1993, and board member and acting chairman of the California Housing Finance Agency from 2004-2013.

Bloom is currently senior deputy controller for management and chief financial officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – a position he has held since December 2003.

As acting CFO, Bloom is directly responsible for financial planning and budget forecasting. He is also responsible for the preparation and submission of the corporation's budget to its board of directors and to the office of management and budget.

Prior to being named senior deputy controller at the OCC, Bloom was among the senior leadership at the agency and in the U.S. Treasury department, including interim CFO for the Office of Financial Stability. He was previously assistant secretary for administration and CFO at the U.S. Department of Commerce, CFO at the General Services Administration, and director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.


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