- September 23, 2020 9:00 am - 10:00 am
NAHMA Staff will provide an update on the latest federal legislative and regulatory news related to the pandemic, as well as the year-end appropriations process and other late-breaking key issues. AHMA PSW members are encouraged to bring their questions and topics to share for the call.
Don’t miss a great opportunity to hear from NAHMA directly during this interactive meeting!
Speakers: Kris Cook, Executive Director NAHMA; Michal Machnowski, Manager Government Affairs, NAHMA; and Larry Keys, Director of Government Affairs, NAHMA
Kris Cook, CAE, Executive Director
Kris joined NAHMA as its Executive Director in November 2002. NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA’s mission is to support legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing. NAHMA serves as a vital resource for technical education and information, fosters strategic relations between government and industry, and recognizes those who exemplify the best in affordable housing. NAHMA is the voice in Washington for some 20 regional, state and local affordable housing management associations (AHMAs) nationwide. NAHMA’s membership represents 75 percent of the affordable housing management industry and includes its most distinguished multifamily management companies and owners.
Larry Keys, Jr., NAHMA Director of Government Affairs
Larry Keys, Jr., joined NAHMA as director of government affairs in 2015, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he worked as a Policy Analyst in the Office of Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives for Public and Indian Housing since 2009. Prior to working at HUD headquarters, Keys was a Project Manager in the Office of Multifamily Housing in Jackson, Miss., from 2006 to 2009. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Policy and Administration. In 2019, Larry received a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Michal Machnowski, NAHMA Manager of Government Affairs
Michal Machnowski joined NAHMA as manager of government affairs in March 2020. Previously, he worked as a program specialist and senior legislative analyst at The Salvation Army National Headquarters, where he represented the organization on public policy initiatives related to food and emergency feeding operations, emergency shelters, and healthcare, and assisted in coordinating the recovery efforts at FEMA’s National Recovery Coordination Center for The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service, among other duties. Prior to joining The Salvation Army, Michal was a legislative correspondent for a U.S. Senator, a program officer for an international think-tank, and a research assistant for a national trade association. Michael has a B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University, in Va.
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