On January 9th, MassHousing appointed Chrystal Kornegay as its new Executive Director. Kornegay
served as Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development for the past three years in the Baker Administration. Before serving as Undersecretary, Kornegay was the CEO of Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Roxbury, and also served as CHAPA’s Board President. She is a graduate of Hunter College and holds a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kornegay is expected to start at MassHousing in early February. She will replace Acting Executive Director Tom Lyons, the agency's managing director of government affairs and communications who took the interim position after Tim Sullivan stepped down in November 2017.