The Board of Directors of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) announce the appointment of Marilyn Stanley as the interim Executive Director of HCCI effective December 15, 2016. Robb Cummings, Chair of the HCCI Board, said “the board and staff are very happy to have Marilyn accept this position.” Cummings said Stanley has been with HCCI since 1999, was a certified counselor for nine years and has rotated through all positions at HCCI including work as the Chief Operating Officer. Her responsibilities have included assisting former CEO’s in managing the agency’s budget, developing budgets for grant applications, monitoring and reporting the agency counseling outcomes, and work related to developing HCCI’s Strategic Plan. Messages may be sent to Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-234-0217 x 312.
Since 2009, Stanley has been responsible for the agency’s national accreditation review and status and for work related to HCCI’s approval through Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Stanley coordinates the review of HCCI’s services by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner that regulates HCCI and has final authorization power of HCCI’s approval to do business in the State of Kansas.
Cummings said, “HCCI was founded in 1972 and has a long history of work in Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan and Emporia.” He said HCCI is in the process of launching a new service offering FaceTime video-counseling for people living in Emporia and Manhattan that uses an internet connection to conveniently offer counseling through an on-line video and audio connection.
Stanley said HCCI is best known for its national award winning consumer credit counseling, rental housing counseling and education programs and first-time homebuyer programs. Stanley said, “I have enjoyed working with everyone at HCCI for the past 17 years and I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead HCCI’s great team.”
Stanley said, “In 2016, three HCCI counselors were nationally certified to counsel about student loan debt repayment.” She said HCCI’s Board of Directors has focused HCCI’s work on collaboration with the business community as well as the nonprofit sector and that HCCI is funded to initiate innovative United Way financial stability projects in Emporia, Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka.