Gov. Pat Quinn’s reshaping of various state-related agencies with bonding powers continued last week with the Illinois Housing Development Authority board’s formal appointment of Quinn’s former deputy chief of staff Gloria L. Materre to the post of executive director.
Materre replaces DeShana L. Forney, who was picked for the post by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Materre, who served under Quinn for the last few months, is a lawyer with a real estate and business development background, according to a press release. While working for the state, she advised Quinn on legislative matters, housing issues, and business and community development.