This week, a record number of nearly 1,700 industry professionals attended the Ohio Housing Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. At the opening session on Tuesday, Wallick Communities CEO Tom Feusse kicked off the day with a few inspirational words about the future of our industry, encouraged attendees to continue to make a difference, and revealed that Wallick Communities will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016. “In 1966, Jack Wallick formed our company, along with his business partner Sandy Goldston. He did so because he decided to take on the liabilities of a defunct, out-of-state contractor, even though he was not obligated to. He did so because he felt it was the right thing to do,” said Tom. “Today, 50 years later, we still work to do the right thing. It doesn’t just speak to the values of Wallick, but it speaks to the values of our industry.”
Wallick Communities was well represented at the conference. Senior Vice President of Asset Management Amy Albery participated in a panel discussion, A Comprehensive Analysis of Housing Credit Portfolio Trends; Vice President of Development Nicole Boyer moderated a PP&D Funding Programs panel; and Resident Resources Executive Director Shon Burch (formerly Bunkley) shared her story of triumph on a panel, 9:9 Stories.