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Kresge welcomes Program Officer Kevin Gray to American Cities Program

American Cities, General Foundation News

Seven other program staff members receive new job titles, promotions

The Kresge Foundation is pleased to welcome Kevin Gray to the foundation as a program officer with the American Cities Program. In his role, he will work with partners and steward grants that align with the Program’s focus on expanding opportunity by promoting effective and inclusive community development practices in American cities.

Gray joined Kresge after serving as a senior project and program manager with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), where he managed NORA’s strategic land acquisition, affordable housing and commercial development financing and grant programs.

On a mutli-colored background are eight circles, even with headshots in them. In the top row are Sidra Fatima, Bryan Hogle, the word "Congrats!" and Krista Lowes. In the second row are Ines Familiar Miller, Ed Smith, Stephanie Davidson and Will Guzman.
(Cockwise from top left): Sidra Fatima, Bryan Hogle, Krista Lowes, Will Guzman, Stephanie Davison, Ed Smith and Inés Familiar Miller.

“Kevin joining the practice could not happen at a more exciting time as we deepen our commitment to demonstrating what’s possible in cities across the country,” said Chantel Rush, managing director of The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Program.  “His knowledge and experience will add valuable depth to the team’s efforts to support on-the-ground organizations and national nonprofits pushing the envelope on community and economic development in American cities.”

Gray’s other work experience includes real estate planning and development including working on affordable housing, mixed-use, adaptive reuse, and brownfields development.

Also this week, several other Program staff members started new roles. They include:

  • Stephanie Davison is now Senior Program Officer on the Human Services Program
  • Sidra Fatima is now Program Officer on the American Cities Program
  • Will Guzman is now Social Investment Associate
  • Bryan Hogle is now Senior Program Manager on the Detroit Program
  • Krista Lowes is now the Program Operations Coordinator for the Detroit and American Cities Programs.
  • Inés Familiar Miller is now Program Officer on the Arts & Culture Program
  • Ed Smith is now Senior Program Officer on the Education Program

“The Kresge Foundation’s great strength is its people,” said President & CO Rip Rapson. “Year over year, we place a primacy on recruiting, supporting, and developing people with the skills, knowledge temperament, values, and experience needed to support our mission. I’m proud to share the news this week of these well-deserved promotions and to welcome Kevin Gray to the foundation.”