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Second annual NMA Housing Conference to be held in Chicago

John McKayI have some very exciting news that I am thrilled to be able to share with you all! Thanks to the success of last year's first-ever NMA Housing Conference, we have pinned down a date and location for the 2014 NMA Housing Conference. Mark your calendars for August 18–19, we'll be traveling to Chicago, IL!

Many of you answered the poll we sent out last year about whether you prefer for the conference to be held in San Diego or Chicago — and an overwhelming majority voted for Chicago. A major transportation hub, we hope by switching gears and moving the conference to Chicago this year, that many more of you will be able to join us.

Registration will open on March 17, and a discount will be given to early registrants. Keep your eye on the blog for more updates.

John McKay has been with NMA since 1998, and has served as chief executive officer of the company since 2007. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was vice president of operations, spearheading the creation of the new consulting and technology services departments. This initiative introduced the first fully functional NMA Performance Portal to the affordable housing market.

Mr. McKay brings his knowledge of housing regulations and industry best practices into his role as project executive on many of NMA’s contracts with large housing authority clients and HUD. He has assessed, analyzed, and provided feedback to some of the country’s most well-run private and public organizations.