New Hampshire Housing Announces Three Staff Promotions

March 7, 2022

Three New Hampshire Housing staff members were recently promoted to new roles within the organization.

BEN FROST was named Deputy Executive Director and Chief Legal Officer, having served most recently as Managing Director of New Hampshire Housing’s Policy, Planning and Communications group. Frost manages external relations, legislative initiatives, communications, research, and strategic planning, and provides legal guidance on program implementation. He frequently presents on issues concerning affordable and workforce housing, land use law, and ethics. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Frost holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography from Colgate University and Syracuse University, and a law degree from Cornell Law School with a concentration in business law and regulation. Link to photo

JULIE JUSSIF was named Managing Director of the Homeownership Division of New Hampshire Housing, where she oversees mortgage lending programs that help low- and moderate- income homebuyers purchase their first home. As the Director of Secondary Markets and Financial Analysis for NH Housing’s Finance Division, Jussif helped develop and guide homeownership programs and policies, conducted in-depth program analysis, created performance models, and managed the loan pooling process and interest rate hedging strategies. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a master’s degree in business administration and bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance from Southern NH University. Link to photo

IGNATIUS MACLELLAN was named Managing Director of the Management and Development (multi-family housing) Division, which produces and ensures the successful operation of high-quality, affordable rental homes for the people of New Hampshire. MacLellan was head of NH Housing’s Homeownership Division for 10 years, leading its transformation from mortgage revenue bonds to Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae executions. During that time, about 15,000 households were able to buy their first homes through NH Housing’s homeownership programs. Before joining NH Housing, MacLellan worked on affordable for-sale and rental housing at HUD, Fannie Mae and the Northern New England Housing Investment Fund (now Evernorth). He holds a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and a philosophy degree from Boston College. Link to photo