Mary-Jean-SeydaThe Board of Directors of CASA, a Triangle-based nonprofit housing developer and property manager, today announced its appointment of Mary Jean Seyda as the organization’s CEO.  Ms. Seyda has served as Acting CEO since October of 2017. She succeeds the late Debra K. King, CASA’s longtime CEO who lost her two-year battle with cancer in April.

“Over 17 years working as Chief Operations Officer at CASA, in partnership with Debra and the remarkable staff, Mary Jean played a key role in growing CASA into the outstanding organization it is today. Her experience, leadership and passion for housing make her an excellent choice to lead CASA in its continued efforts to develop affordable housing and provide high quality management for nearly 500 households in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro area,” says Nancye Bryan, Chair of CASA’s Board of Directors.

“As a Board, we are grateful for Mary Jean’s supportive and diligent leadership as Acting CEO since October, and we are extremely pleased that she will continue as CASA’s CEO,” Mrs. Bryan continues.  “Debra King’s tremendous vision and compassion are interwoven into every large and small task at CASA. It is our honor to continue Debra’s vision and life’s work alongside Mary Jean and CASA’s staff.”