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Geneva Housing Authority appoints new CEO

Geneva Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners has appointed Bob Doeblin as its new Chief Executive Officer succeeding Andy Tyman who has been in the position for the past 35 years and will be stepping down later in September.

Doeblin is a 25-year employee of the GHA and has worked in many capacities including Resident Services, Occupancy, Development, Facilities oversight, and Management. His current title is Director of Housing Operations. Doeblin has been an integral part of the local Housing Authority team that has brought tremendous growth to the affordable housing programs available in the area.

Board Chairman, Dom Vedora said that after preparing an Executive Level Succession Plan earlier in the year, the Board of Commissioner first conducted formal interviews with Bob as the In-house candidate, and the Board was very pleased with his level of experience and knowledge of all the Housing Authority operations, including the operations of its Affiliated Corporations. At that point, as authorized by NYS Civil Service law, the Board decided that an outside search was not necessary.

Vedora said that by making that appointment now, it would give Bob some extra time to shadow Andy for his remaining months while on the job. He indicated that it should be a seamless transition. Bob has been an important part of the GHA operations and development activities and is very familiar with the NYS and Federal requirements.

Doeblin’s appointment is an internal promotion and will assist the Authority in maintaining continuity of operations. He holds Criminal Justice and Sociology degrees from Finger Lakes Community College and Nazareth College respectively. Doeblin also holds Public Housing Management Certification and is a graduate of the Public Housing Authority Directors Association’s Executive Director Education Program through Rutgers University.

Doeblin is a founding member of the Ontario County Housing Consortium and the Finger Lakes Housing Consortium, is the Treasurer of the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, and is the Vice President of the Arc Ontario Board of Directors. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sons of the American Legion and the Geneva Fire Department Nester Hose Company.

Doeblin is well connected with both state and local housing and human service programs, and throughout the years has fostered strong partnerships with many local agencies.

“I am excited to follow Andy’s lead and continue our mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing to our enlarged community.”

Bob and his wife Kelly are lifetime Geneva residents. They are the parents of three sons, Dylan, Devin and Dugan.