Cinnaire Announces Organizational Changes

Cinnaire recently announced changes to the Lansing, Michigan based company’s organizational structure and staff. Jim Logue will assume the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), leaving his current role as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kevin Crawley, currently Executive Vice President, will be promoted to COO.

Jim Logue   Kevin Crawley

Jim Logue, Chief Strategy Officer                  Kevin Crawley, Chief Operating Officer

“This has been in the works for some time” explained Cinnaire President and CEO Mark McDaniel. “As we have needed Jim to spend more time on geographic and programmatic growth, Kevin has taken on increasing responsibility for the internal operations of the company. Our new organizational structure, and formalizing the role of CSO, is a timely response to the opportunities and challenges we will face going forward.”

In his new role, Jim will be responsible for developing Cinnaire’s strategic direction, translating it into action for Cinnaire’s employees across functions and business units, and driving organizational change. In addition, he will be responsible for assessing whether strategic initiatives are in alignment with Cinnaire’s corporate culture and mission.  Working closely with the Cinnaire executive staff, Jim will help direct the marketing and business development work of Cinnaire.  He will continue to oversee Cinnaire’s capital development and public policy work.

As COO, Kevin will oversee the organization’s major business operations and foster employee alignment with Cinnaire’s corporate goals.  He will direct the day-to-day operations of the tax credit investing division, underwriting, asset management, administrative services and legal services functions of the company.

Jim joined Cinnaire in 2003, having spent twelve years as Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.  Jim has forty two years of experience in affordable housing, including as Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Director of Programs and Policy at the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs at the United States Department of Housing And Urban Development in Washington, DC.  Jim also served as President of NCSHA, and chaired its committee for best practices for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

Kevin joined Cinnaire in 2003, and prior to his recent promotion, served as an Executive Vice President. Mr. Crawley has over 20 years’ experience in affordable housing.  Prior to becoming an Executive Vice President, Mr. Crawley held various positions such as Vice President of Asset Management and Vice President of Investor Relations and Fund Management. Kevin is a CPA and, prior to joining Cinnaire, spent seven years with Plante Moran, PLLC, where he provided audit, tax, and consulting services to real estate and affordable housing clients.  Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

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