Carl Dillon Jr., President & CEO of Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, is a nationally credentialed leader whose expertise spans affordable housing, community development, business management and economic development finance. As President & CEO, Carl oversees UREC’s mission, community development priorities, business operations, and funding priorities with integrity, while ensuring thriving relationships with community partners.
Carl is a driving force behind UREC’s community development work and has been an integral part of UREC’s strategic accomplishments since joining the organization in 2007. He previously served as UREC’s Director of Operations where he cultivated relationships with financial institutions and local partners to secure more than $4 million for new affordable housing developments in Baton Rouge. He also provided direct oversight for site acquisition, financing, planning, construction and rehabilitation of UREC’s major affordable housing developments.
In prior roles, Carl provided essential leadership in all areas of UREC’s programming, including youth development, property management, and operations. His earlier career accomplishments with UREC include: facilitating construction and capital improvement on UREC’s multi-family properties; managing daily operations; stewarding the agency’s budget; providing leadership on strategic planning and implementation of UREC’s programs; and ensuring compliance with federal, state and foundation grants.
Carl’s executive priorities include expanding UREC’s affordable housing activities in Baton Rouge and continuing to provide high quality youth development programs.
In the community, he lends his expertise to various committees and initiatives. Both public and private entities have relied on his insight regarding community development, affordable housing and matters of public interest.
A native of Zachary, La., Carl Dillon Jr., earned a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Business Management from Southern University A & M College. He also holds the National Development Council’s Economic Development Finance Professional Certification, the Neighborworks America Professional Certificate in Community and Neighborhood Revitalization, and a Louisiana real estate license. He is also an alumnus of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Baton Rouge Program.