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Kentucky Housing Corp. appoints new interim executive director

Lisa Beran

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, announced Wednesday that Lisa Beran will serve as the new interim executive director and chief executive officer after Edwin King announced his resignation to enter the private sector.

Beran formerly served as deputy executive director and general counsel of KHC, and had retired in March 2019. She returns as interim executive director on Aug. 19 to help with a smooth transition.

“We appreciate Edwin King’s time of service to Kentucky Housing Corporation as executive director; he will be greatly missed,” said KHC’s Board of Directors Chair William Summers V. “Lisa Beran brings her wealth of knowledge back to KHC, and the corporation will continue thriving under her leadership as one of the best housing finance agencies in the nation.”

“Providing an array of housing solutions that empower Kentucky families is an important mission of KHC,” said Lisa Beran. “Returning as interim executive director is a tremendous opportunity, and I am enthusiastic about continuing the work on investment strategies that help our citizens and communities.”

“I am proud to have led KHC over the last two years to encourage housing production and new solutions that help underserved and growing populations,” said Edwin King. “Lisa Beran will continue to lead the way and champion initiatives that strengthen Kentucky.”

Beran had been with KHC since 2008, serving on the executive management team in the roles of general counsel and deputy executive director of legal services and compliance and production and programs.

Prior to her employment with KHC, Beran served as legal counsel for Kentucky’s statewide network of domestic violence shelter programs; as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.; and as a staff attorney with Legal Aid.

Beran graduated from Wake Forest University, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.