TALLAHASSEE, FL - Ray Dubuque and Ron Lieberman concluded their first meeting as the recently named Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing).
Dubuque, of Panama City, is retired and previously served as the regional director of external affairs for AT&T. Dubuque also sat on the City of Panama City’s Planning Board, where he was reappointed seven times for two-year terms. He serves as one of the two citizen representatives on the Florida Housing Board of Directors. Dubuque has been a board member since August 2013.
Lieberman, of Ocala, is president of Steel Structures of Florida, Inc. Lieberman has been a significant force in the housing arena in Florida for more than 30 years. He is a past president of the Florida Home Builders Association and two-time president of the Citrus County Builders Association. Lieberman also served for seven years as chairman of the Citrus County Affordable Housing Finance Committee, in addition to being appointed on the Advisory Committee for the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority, which he chaired for several years, as well. He represents the residential builder seat on Florida Housing’s Board of Directors. Lieberman has been board member since March 2017.
“We all have the ability to make a positive difference in someone’s life and I can think of no better way to do that than to help them secure a safe and affordable environment to live,” said Chairman Ray Dubuque. “In Florida we have a critical need for affordable housing, covering a wide spectrum of our citizens; from homeless schoolchildren, to our workforce, to the disabled, to our veterans, and to our seniors. It is our duty to do what we can to help those, so they help themselves live a productive and safe life.”
“Affordable housing is what I do,” said Vice-Chairman Ron Lieberman. “I am happy to do what I can to help Floridians realize their dream of safe, decent, affordable housing.”
Florida Housing was created by the Legislature to assist in providing a range of affordable housing opportunities for residents that help make Florida communities great places in which to live, work and do business. For more information about Florida Housing, visit www.floridahousing.org.