Carson City, NV - January 14, 2013
Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced the
appointment of Jim deProsse as Administrator of the Nevada Housing Division.
Mr. deProsse will assume the post beginning January 22. He replaces former
Administrator Charles Horsey who retired in early January after 30 years of State
deProsse brings more than 20 years of senior management leadership experience
developing and leading effective organizational teams. He most recently served as the Administrator
of the Manufactured Housing Division.
During his tenure at Manufactured Housing, he created a culture of sound
fiscal management turning around the financial performance of the agency. DeProsse and his team also focused on providing the highest level of service in the key areas of titling, licensing and
inspection services through a business-friendly approach to customer service
and relationships with constituents.
“This is a critical
time for housing issues throughout Nevada.
I am confident that with Jim’s wealth of management experience in both
the public and private sectors, he will provide leadership to the Housing
Division during these challenging times,”
said Director Breslow.
DeProsse previously worked for TESSCO Technologies as a Unit
Director where he oversaw the company’s expansion into the Western U.S.,
growing the workforce from 15 to 100 employees and earning ISO 9000
certification. Prior to that he was the
Manager of National Parts Distribution at Porsche North America where he
successfully re-engineered the distribution operations of the division
achieving the number one position in the North American market. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration from Whittier College.
Created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975, the Nevada Housing
Division is mandated to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to
low-to-moderate income Nevadans. The
Division provides low interest rate mortgages and down payment assistance to
qualifying individuals and provides funding for affordable multi-family housing
developments for seniors and families.
In addition, the Division oversees the Hardest Hit Fund, which assists
homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure.
"In addition to
continuing with the many successful Housing Division programs that are
currently in place, I am confident that the Housing Division can explore new
and different ways to help favorably influence the rebound in the housing
industry throughout the entire State of Nevada,” said Administrator deProsse.
About the Department of Business &
The Nevada Department
of Business & Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State
government. The mission of the Department is to protect consumers and promote
commerce. Our objective is to encourage and promote business
development and growth, and to ensure the legal operation of business in order
to protect consumers. These objectives are carried out through
maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment and eliminating
unnecessary and burdensome regulations when possible. In addition, Business and
Industry is committed to providing leadership for small businesses in the areas
of advocacy, navigating state government, access to capital and training.