Jennie Rodgers Named Vice President and Denver Market Leader
Rodgers will lead Enterprise’s work regionally to build opportunity through well-designed homes made affordable and connected to quality education, good jobs, transit and health care
DENVER – June 18, 2018 – Jennie Rodgers has joined Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) as vice president and Denver market leader. She will focus on leading Enterprise’s programmatic, capital and policy work to increase opportunity and economic mobility for residents throughout the Denver region, including priority initiatives like the Denver Regional TOD Fund, the City of Denver’s new housing plan, the West Denver Renaissance Collaborative and the Denver Social Impact Bond (SIB), one of the first city-level SIBs in the U.S. to address chronic homelessness.
“Jennie is highly regarded in Denver for her creative and thoughtful approach to affordable housing and community development challenges,” said Keith Fairey, senior vice president of markets, Enterprise. “Her thirty years of diverse experience and dedication to building more resilient, equitable and inclusive Colorado communities will help Enterprise connect even more people to opportunity in the Denver region and nationwide.”
Prior to joining Enterprise, Rodgers served as the director of the Community Strategies Institute (CSI), a Denver-based affordable housing and community development consulting firm. She has been a member of the NeighborWorks America Success Measures technical assistance team and of other national projects through NeighborWorks and Enterprise Community Partners.
Rodgers is the co-author of many publications on community development and housing needs in Colorado and regionally, including a guidebook to assist local governments in solving their affordable housing problems and various statistical analyses on the impact state and local programs had on Colorado’s housing needs. Her experience also includes creating training products for local government officials, nonprofit and for-profit developers and agency staff that administer federal housing programs. Rodgers earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and business from Vanderbilt University.
She takes over as vice president and Denver market leader from Melinda Pollack, who continues as a vice president and now leads Enterprise’s national initiatives focused on economic mobility, racial equity, climate and health.