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New senior leadership team at Woda Cooper Companies’ management division


December 20, 2019, Columbus…Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. is pleased to highlight new additions to our management division’s senior leadership team:

Philip LaBelle
Senior Vice President – Management

Philip LaBelle joined Woda Cooper Companies earlier this fall as Senior Vice President – Management. He leads a highly experienced team of four Regional Vice Presidents who oversee property management, compliance, and operations for our 300 plus affordable housing communities in 15 states. He is responsible for guiding a team of more than 300 property management professionals.

Prior to joining Woda Cooper, Mr. LaBelle was Vice President of a Michigan-based property management company where he led the day to day operations of a large multifamily and senior community portfolio. He has a diverse background in finance, accounting, operations, and project management, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from The State University of New York at Oneonta and a Master of Science degree in Management from Walsh College of Business and Accountancy in Michigan. He resides in Michigan.

Jeff Burris
Regional Vice President

Jeff Burris joined Woda Cooper in the past few weeks as Regional Vice President for Super Region 3. His role is to lead Woda Cooper management operations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and his home state of Iowa. He joins Woda Cooper as a tenured property management professional, with over 25 years of industry experience including his most recent position leading a large multifamily portfolio throughout eight states. Mr. Burris earned a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and is a proud Big 12 and Cyclones fan.

Erica Green
Regional Vice President

Earlier this fall, Woda Cooper announced the promotion of Erica Green to Regional Vice President for Super Region 4 (with properties in Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland). Erica has held and advanced in various management roles since joining the company in 2012.

Rounding out the senior leadership team for Woda Cooper’s management division are two existing Regional Vice Presidents:

Terry Earhart who leads Super Region 1 (with properties in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, and South Carolina);

Catherine Harris at the helm for Super Region 2 (properties in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Wisconsin).

Regional Vice Presidents
Terry Earhart and Catherine Harris

“Our talented, dedicated management, and operations teams work extremely hard to ensure our properties maintain the highest level of management possible to serve our residents and the communities where we do business,” said Jeffrey Woda, Principal of Woda Cooper Companies. “Our management division’s senior leadership team, including Philip LaBelle and the four RVPs, brings a wealth of experience that will strongly impact the growth and success of our entire organization.”

Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and its affiliates are experienced developers, general contractors, and property managers specializing in the design, construction, and management of affordable multi-family apartments, senior communities, and single-family homes. Considered leading experts in the affordable housing industry, the Woda Cooper team is known for producing and maintaining high quality affordable housing. Affordable Housing Finance ranked the firm 13th overall among Developers and 26th overall among Owners in its April/May 2019 issue. Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. has developed and currently manages more than 300 communities and 12,000 units, operating in 15 states. In addition to its Columbus headquarters, the firm has offices in Savannah, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Shelbyville, Kentucky; Annapolis, Maryland; Mackinaw City, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia. For more information, call (614) 396-3200 or visit