By Missy Schrott | [email protected]
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) on Oct. 27 announced Keith Pettigrew as its new CEO. Pettigrew with start the new position on Nov. 13.
Pettigrew brings more than 15 years of public housing experience with him to the
role. Most recently, he was senior management advisor and senior deputy director
for human resources at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA).
In addition, he has worked as deputy general manager for operations at the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), held several management positions with the D.C. government and has served as an expert for housing authorities and community development agencies across the county.
“Mr. Pettigrew brings the operational expertise that we were seeking in a candidate and we are confident that he will serve as a great ambassador for ARHA throughout the City of Alexandria and beyond,” ARHA Chairman Daniel Bauman said in a press release.
Pettigrew grew up in public housing in Washington D.C. and graduated from the
public school system. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees all from George Washington University.
“I have a passion for working in public housing because it provides me with the
opportunity to improve the quality of life for people in need and to serve as an
example to the residents that through hard work you can achieve you goals and
dreams,” Pettigrew said in the release.