Jim deProsse Appointed Nevada Housing Division Administrator

Carson City, NV - January 14, 2013

Nevada 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 service.


Mr. 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 & Industry

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. 





Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
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