Oct 11, 2019

William Azaroff – Chief Executive Officer for Brightside Community Homes Foundation

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is proud to announce the recent appointment of William Azaroff as the new Chief Executive Officer for Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

Brightside Community Homes Foundation (Brightside) is one of Vancouver’s largest and oldest affordable housing societies for seniors, families, and people with disabilities.

William joins Brightside from Vancity credit union, where as Vice President of Community Business & Investment, he and his team have been supporting local businesses and organizations throughout southwestern British Columbia that are looking to deliver triple-bottom-line results – those that generate profits, alongside positive results for people and the planet. A seasoned executive, William is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vancity Community Foundation and a Board Member and former Chair of Modo Cooperative.

“I am honoured to be taking on this new role,” said William. “Vancouver is an amazing city, and I’ve been passionate about working to make it more accessible, livable and affordable for many years. Brightside has a strong vision and an important role to play to ensure people of all income levels have a home within a vibrant and healthy community in Vancouver. I can’t wait to get started.”

Chair of Brightside’s Board of Directors, Greg Tooke, said that William shares the board’s vision for Vancouver’s future and will provide excellent leadership as Brightside aims to double the number of affordable homes it provides over the next decade. Greg continued, “We look forward to welcoming William as the new CEO of Brightside. William is an authentic and visionary leader with the skillset to create a big impact on retaining Vancouver’s diversity, and making Vancouver housing inclusive for all.”

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