News release from governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his appointment of Brian Bills as Chairman of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. His term began July 1.
“I’m pleased that Brian has agreed to serve the Tennessee Housing Development Agency in this capacity,” Haslam said. “His years of management and business experience made him the best choice to fill this position, and he will serve Tennesseans well in this new role”.
With more than 17 years experience in management and business, Bills most recently served as Regional Line of Business Manager, Senior Vice President for SunTrust Mortgage in Knoxville.
“It has been my great pleasure to serve on the THDA Board for the past two years. I am very proud to be associated with such a mission driven, successful and professional organization,” Bills said. “The appointment to chair the THDA Board from Governor Haslam is an honor and a service opportunity that I am thankful for and one I am very excited about. I am confident that the agency will continue its great work with the support of the entire board taking on and meeting the housing needs of many Tennesseans.”
Established in 1973 by the General Assembly, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) was created to promote the production of more affordable new housing units for very low, low and moderate income individuals and families in the state, to promote the preservation and rehabilitation of existing housing units for such persons, and bring greater stability to the residential construction industry and related industries so as to assure a steady flow or production of new housing units.
Bills is a Michigan native who has made his home in Tennessee in 1979. He is active in several professional community organizations including the First Book of Knoxville and the SunTrust of Eastern Tennessee Diversity Council. Bills holds a B.A. in Management from Maryville College.