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CPDC Appoints Two New Officers to the Corporation

Gordon, Blount take officer roles  

Silver Spring, MD, March 31, 2015 – Leading Washington DC-area not-for-profit real estate developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) recently expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Lorraine Gordon as Vice President, People and Culture and the promotion of Luann Tia Blount as Vice President, External Relations.

Lorraine-GordonThe addition of Gordon and promotion of Blount underlines CPDC’s commitment to strategic growth, with an emphasis on community development and more effective internal operations.

Lorraine Gordon joins CPDC with more than 25 years’ experience in HR leadership and management as a human capital leader, executive coach, facilitator, marketing communications professional, and entrepreneur. Having held leadership positions with Calvert Foundation and Fannie Mae, Gordon will play a key role in driving performance, culture and engagement, organizational and staff development, talent acquisition, change management and employee relations at CPDC.


CPDC-Tia-BlountLuann Tia Blount, who assumed the new role of Vice President of External Relations, was promoted after serving as Director of Marketing and Communication for two and a half years. In her new role, Blount is charged with strategic planning and implementation of CPDC’s external communications activities, expanding CPDC’s visibility in new markets, tracking and reporting progress on the 2014-2018 strategic plan, increasing support for capital and fundraising efforts, and creating unique opportunities for CPDC to gain additional exposure.

Prior to joining CPDC, Blount led communications and outreach efforts across the United States, Europe, and Africa for the two large nonprofits conducting research and development for two of the world’s largest infectious disease killers – HIV and malaria.

“As we work to increase the stock of affordable housing in the Washington D.C. region and in new markets, building new partnerships and reaffirming our role not only as a real estate developer—but as a community developer—is priority,” said CPDC President J. Michael Pitchford. “We are confident in Blount’s ability to advance our community development goals with new partnership opportunities and in Gordon’s leadership to support and grow our team internally.”


A premier developer of affordable housing in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) works to develop vibrant communities through innovation and partnership.  The organization currently owns over 4,500 dedicated affordable apartments within more than 25 communities, with resident engagement programs at many of its properties serving more than 9,000 residents.  More about the company is available at www.cpdc.org.

For all CPDC and general inquiries, please contact:
Luann Tia Blount, Vice President, External Relations
(202) 885-9546

For public relations inquiries, please contact:
Jamie Rose, Momenta Creative
(202) 688-1448

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