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J. Kathryn Peters Named New Executive Director of Kentucky Housing Corporation

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Charla Jackson Peter

December 26, 2013

(502) 564-7630, ext. 454 

J. Kathryn Peters Named New Executive Director of Kentucky Housing Corporation

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Board of Directors Chair, William E. Summers, V, announced that J. Kathryn Peters has been named executive director. 

“The Board of Directors is pleased that Kathy has accepted this challenging position,” said Mr. Summers following the announcement.  “Kathy’s experience is expansive, and she has many years of program and leadership experience to lead the state’s housing finance agency forward.”

Kathy is responsible for developing and implementing housing-related products and services, leading the organization toward objectives, and monitoring results of business operations.  During her 18 years with KHC, she was responsible for overall direction of corporate human resources, operations/facilities management, homeownership production, rental assistance programs, employee development and training, planning and program development, and communications and marketing. 

Kathy joined KHC in 1987 as resource development manager.  She was named director of The Housing Foundation when it was created in 1989 as a nonprofit subsidiary of KHC.  Before joining KHC, Kathy spent 14 years in various management positions with Kentucky state government.  She is a graduate of Georgetown College and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kentucky State University.

Kathy succeeds Richard L. McQuady, who retired after 28 years of service, serving 5 years as the chief executive officer.


Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, was created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide affordable housing opportunities.  As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky Housing offers lower-than-market rate home mortgages, housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation and supportive housing programs for special needs populations.

Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits discrimination based on race; color; religion; sex; national origin; sexual orientation; gender identity; ancestry; age; disability; or marital, familial, or veteran status.