Keith Fairey began his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Way Finders in July of 2020. Way Finders is a regional housing organization focused on pursuing housing stability and economic mobility outcomes for its clients and communities in Western Massachusetts. The organization annually touches the lives of over 50,000 people through a diverse set of initiatives including: homelessness prevention, rental assistance, financial education, homeownership and foreclosure prevention counseling, real estate development, property management, community engagement, and small business lending through its subsidiary, Common Capital.
Prior to joining Way Finders, Keith was a senior vice president for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. In that role he led the management, oversight and strategic guidance of Enterprise’s 11 regional market offices across the United States. Keith’s extensive experience in community development and real estate finance, organizational development and strategic planning allowed him to make an impact across Enterprise. Signature efforts initiated by Keith during his tenure at Enterprise included a national state and local policy program, racial equity initiative, and market expansions in Detroit and the Southeast. Previously, Keith served as regional operating officer, overseeing all of Enterprise’s eastern region markets. Prior to working nationally for Enterprise, Keith held other New York focused leadership positions including deputy director and LIHTC originator for the Enterprise Social Investment Corporation.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Keith was chief operating officer of the Mount Hope Housing Company in the Bronx, where he rebuilt the organization’s real estate development capacity, while managing fundraising, communications and economic development initiatives. Keith also served as the assistant director of Community Pride, the community building program of the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Keith has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in public finance and financial management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in history education from the University of Delaware.