UREC Appoints Carl Dillon Jr. President & CEO

Carl Dillon Jr., UREC President & CEO

(Baton Rouge) – Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC) esteems excellence in leadership as a key component of our mission, a significant contributor to our accomplishments in community development, and an indicator of future success. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment and promotion of Carl Dillon Jr. as UREC’s President & Chief Executive Officer.

Carl has been a driving force behind UREC’s community development initiatives for more than a decade.

In his prior role of Director of Operations, Carl 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 addition, he oversaw operations, stewarded the agency’s budget, and managed and ensured compliance with federal, state and foundation grants.

UREC Board President Dr. Girard Melancon said: “Carl has vision to grow UREC’s work, possesses the knowledge and agility required to collaborate with our partners, and understands the pressing needs of the families we serve. We are confident that his leadership, experience and track record will catapult UREC in this next chapter while greatly shaping the landscape of Baton Rouge communities.”

UREC President & CEO Carl Dillon Jr. said:  “UREC has key initiatives on the horizon that will set a precedent for how we approach community development in the future, and I am excited to lead our organization into this future.  I sincerely thank our board of directors for entrusting me to lead and grow UREC and am equally grateful to my predecessors and colleagues for building an organization we are truly proud of. I look forward to ongoing collaboration with our community stakeholders, expanding UREC’s affordable housing initiatives, and continuing to provide high quality youth programs.”

Carl Dillon Jr., President & CEO of UREC, is a native of Zachary, La. He 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. View full bio.

Founded in 1992, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is a nonprofit community development organization that “transforms communities by investing in people and restoring neighborhoods.”  Learn more at www.urecbr.com.