Minneapolis Public Housing – Executive Director/CEO Search

MPHA Executive Director Cora McCorvey will retire in February 2017. The MPHA Board of Commissioners, along with community leaders, has undertaken the process of searching for a new leader for MPHA.

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 16, 2016: The MPHA Board of Commissioners has voted to appoint Gregory Russ as the next Executive Director and CEO. Read more here.

“Dignity in housing is the bedrock upon which a rich, productive, and meaningful life is built.”

– Cora McCorvey, MPHA Executive Director

Executive Search Consultant

CohenTaylor was selected in May from a group of seven national and local Executive Search Consultants. CohenTaylor was the highest ranked proposer based on their relevant experience, leadership assigned to the project, approach and fee. CohenTaylor is a Minneapolis based search consultant.

To apply for this position please contact CohenTaylor at www.info@cohentaylor.com

Chris Cohen, Partner, Executive Recruiter
807 Broadway St NE. Suite 220
Minneapolis, MN 55413


Search Committee

A search committee has been assembled to bring direct input into the search process from MPHA Commissioners, residents, community partners, and the City of Minneapolis.  This seven-member committee will be working this summer and fall to undertake the search for the next Executive Director/CEO and will bring recommendations to the MPHA board for review, approval and submission to the Minneapolis City Council.  The Search Committee members are listed to the right; Questions and comments can be directed to the Committee Chair.

Name Title
Thomas DeAngelo MPHA Commissioner and Committee Chair
Clayton Tyler MPHA Board Chairman
Jim Rosenbaum MPHA Commissioner
Chuck Lutz MPHA Commissioner
Steven Belton President/ CEO, Minneapolis Urban League
Lisa Goodman Minneapolis City Council Member
Mary McGovern President, Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council
Robin Harris MPHA Human Resources Director and Advisor to the Committee
Overall Schedule
Community Outreach (including Residents) June 15 – August 1, 2016
Solicit and Develop list of Candidates July 15 – October 1, 2016
Interview shortlist of Candidates October 2016
Candidate Recommendation to MPHA Board November 2016 Board Meeting
Search Activities
Search Committee meeting June 16
Resident meeting July 7
Search Committee meeting July 13
CohenTaylor interview with MPHA Leaders July 12 – July 22
Search Activities (cntd.)
CohenTaylor interview with Community Partners July 2016
Create Position Profile July 2016
Post Position Opening on MPHA Website August – September 2016
Bi-Weekly Committee Conference Calls July – September 2016
Sourcing Reviewing and screening candidates
Recruit and Screen Interviews/ skypes/ phone screens
Client Interviews and Selection October – November
Referencing and Background checks October – November
Finalize Selection Process November MPHA Board Meeting