Archway Communities Names Laura Brudzynski Chief Operating Officer
Archway Communities (Archway), based in Lakewood, Colo, announced Sept. 12 the hiring of Laura Brudzynski as chief operating officer. In this role, she will oversee internal operations and work closely with Archway’s real estate team to identify opportunities for new affordable housing projects and executing the successful completion of projects in development. Brudzynski will join the team Monday, Oct. 30.
“Housing stability is one of the most pressing issues facing Coloradans, and I am excited to join an organization at the forefront of creating affordable housing with supportive services in our community,” said Brudzynski. “Archway has long made an impact across the Denver metro area to address housing shortages and create healthy communities for its residents. I look forward to collaborating with the team to continue to identify creative solutions to help individuals and families thrive in Colorado and nationally.”
Brudzynski has consistently worked to help meet the needs of communities through innovative solutions throughout her career. Her new role will enable her to move the needle and continue to build on her experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors to best meet the needs of current and future Archway residents.
“We are thrilled to have Laura join our team,” said Sebastian Corradino, CEO of Archway Communities. “Laura understands the housing landscape in Colorado, and I am confident in her ability help Archway continue finding solutions to Coloradans’ housing needs and identifying community-centered solutions to expand Archway’s impact.”
Prior to this role, Brudzynski served as chief housing officer for the City of Denver, where she was the second person ever to serve in the role. In this capacity, she utilized a deep understanding of housing and the critical role of supportive services to expand partnerships, resources, and housing options for those experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Denver. She helped launch Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) and served as its deputy director of operations and then executive director as part of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s administration. There, she managed a $250 million budget, helped create dedicated local funding sources for affordable housing and homelessness resolution, and helped grow the team to over 130 positions. Prior to launching HOST, she also served as director of housing policy and programs in Denver’s Office of Economic Development.
Brudzynski earned her masters degrees in public administration and urban and regional planning at University of Colorado, Denver, and received her bachelor of arts degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
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