Kenneth M. Novack Appointed to BRIDGE Housing Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7, 2014—BRIDGE Housing today announced that Kenneth M. Novack, Founding Partner of Schnitzer West, was appointed to the BRIDGE Housing Board of Directors effective June 25, 2014. BRIDGE is a leading nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.
Mr. Novack served as Chairman of Schnitzer Steel Industries from 2004 to 2009, and was Chairman and CEO of Schnitzer Investment Corp. and Chairman of Liberty Shipping Group from 1991 to 2006. Earlier, Mr. Novack was Chairman and CEO of Lasco Shipping Co., and a partner in the law firm of Ball, Janik & Novack.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Ken to the Board," said BRIDGE Chairman Rick Holliday. "He brings to the table valuable expertise across disciplines and geographies that align well with BRIDGE’s strategic direction."
Among his past and present professional associations are memberships in the Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Roundtable and the Policy Advisory Board, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Trustee of Claremont McKenna College and a Life Trustee of Lewis & Clark College and Marylhurst University. He is a director of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Mr. Novack has served on a number of community boards including Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland Art Association, and he was Chairman of the Oregon Youth Services Commission and the Portland Business Alliance.
Mr. Novack received a B.A. from Claremont Men's College in 1967 and a J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1970.