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Philip Hillman named chief administrative officer of MassHousing

5/23/2014, 6 a.m.
MassHousing recently announced the appointment of Philip Hillman to the agency’s senior staff as chief administrative officer. He will oversee ...

MassHousing recently announced the appointment of Philip Hillman to the agency’s senior staff as chief administrative officer. He will oversee MassHousing’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Administrative Services and Compliance & Diversity departments as well as vendor management and facilities management responsibilities.

He also oversees the Home Ownership Lending and Mortgage Servicing and Operations business lines.

“Phil brings extensive experience in state government, non-profit operations and housing management and development,’’ said MassHousing Executive Director Thomas R. Gleason. “He will play an important role in helping us achieve the goals and objectives of our new strategic plan.’’

Hillman is the former director of the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Prior to that he worked as the chief operating officer of the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, where he has also been a longtime member of its board of directors and served as board chair. Before that, he worked for many years in the private sector, serving as the division vice president for health, safety and environment for Polaroid Corp.

He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Roosevelt University and an master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.

MassHousing is a not-for-profit public agency. It has provided more than $16 billion in financing for homebuyers and homeowners, and for developers and owners of affordable rental housing. The agency does not use taxpayer dollars, but sells bonds to fund its programs. In recent years, MassHousing has also supported the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by contributing funds to offset budget cuts to state housing programs.