Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) has hired Anne Van Vleck in a new position, Chief Development Officer. In that position, Van Vleck will be in charge of resource development, including major gifts and fundraising initiatives.

HAC CEO Alisa Galazzi said, “We are delighted to welcome Anne Van Vleck to the HAC team. In her work at CCYP, she has displayed impressive leadership skills. I am confident she will bring the same level of professionalism and expertise in translating our mission to donors.”

Van Vleck has been the executive director of CCYP, formerly Cape Cod Young Professionals, since 2010. Prior to that she served as Director of Events for the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance.

As CCYP’s first executive director, Van Vleck has grown the nonprofit to its current roster of more than 1,200 members and helped to establish CCYP’s influential role in the region. From the groundbreaking Shape Your Cape Survey to significant mentoring and civic engagement programs, the CCYP, under Van Vleck’s leadership, has brought the issues of Cape Cod’s workforce to the forefront of community discussion.

One of those issues is the lack of affordable housing across the region. For more than 43 years, HAC has served as a local leader in the development of affordable housing, as well as preventing homelessness, sheltering, overseeing rental vouchers, and providing foreclosure prevention counseling, consumer education and weatherization, among other services.

“I am thrilled to join the HAC team and to help move their important mission forward,” said Van Vleck.  “As I’ve experienced through my work at CCYP, I understand the Cape’s need to address the housing issues on many levels, and I look forward to being part of the solution.”

“CCYP has thrived under Anne’s leadership since 2010. We thank her for her vision, energy and leadership as CCYP’s first executive director,” said Matt Cronin, CCYP Board Chair. “CCYP’s mission includes helping local leaders advance professionally. We’re excited that Anne will continue to do so at Housing Assistance Corporation.”

Van Vleck is scheduled to begin at HAC in July. In her new role, she will work closely with Laura Reckford, Director of Community Relations at HAC. In addition to overseeing marketing, communications, public relations and advocacy for HAC, Reckford will be heading up several new mission-critical initiatives at the agency.