Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Guest Speaker Biographies - Bruce Gottschall
Gottschall was one of the original founders of NHS in 1975, and has been the
executive director since NHS's inception. Mr. Gottschall's expertise in the
fields of housing and community development has led to his appointment to a
number of committees and commissions including: Chicago's Affordable Housing
Task Force, co-chair of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation's Campaign
for Home Ownership, the National Insurance Task Force, The Federal Home Loan
Bank's Advisory Council, and Mayor Daley's Blue Ribbon Committee on
Gottschall received a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from Dartmouth College
and an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Gottschall also served in the United States Peace Corps in Lima, Peru.
Additionally, he received the Bank of America Chicago 2000 Community
Leadership Award, the Tom Gobby Community Leadership Award, and the Friend
of the Neighborhoods Award 2000 from the Local Initiatives Support
Gottschall spent September 2004 through September 2005 as a James A. Johnson
Community fellow which recognizes and rewards leading urban and rural
affordable-housing and community-development professionals. Selected for
this honor by the Fannie Mae Foundation, Mr. Gottschall spent his fellowship
year studying nonprofit and business partnerships. In 2003, Mr. Gottschall
established NHS's Home Ownership Preservation Initiative (HOPI) as a model
to prevent foreclosure that is now being replicated nationally.