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Press Release, Staff News
12.04.2023

Affordable housing developer, owner and manager, Aeon, welcomes Mary Clem Routhieaux to Leadership Team

Aeon is proud to welcome Mary Clem Routhieaux to its Leadership Team as the new Vice President of Resource Development. Routhieaux will offer valuable leadership in engaging Aeon supporters during this critical time when the affordable housing crisis is leaving tens of thousands of Minnesotans without a home. Aeon, a nonprofit developer, owner and manager of almost 6,000 affordable homes in the Twin Cities area, is responding by growing its team and impact.

Mary Clem Routhieaux, Vice President, Resource Development

Mary Clem Routhieaux comes to Aeon with an extensive background in affordable housing operations and fundraising leadership. She has devoted her career to applied problem-solving in pursuit of community well-being, with vast experience in building fundraising programs to connect people to a mission.

“I am honored to be joining a dynamic Aeon team and one of Minnesota’s largest nonprofit organizations with a mission devoted to creating and sustaining quality affordable homes to strengthen lives and communities for families throughout the Twin Cities,” said Routhieaux.

Most recently, Routhieaux served as the Executive Director for the Community Housing Fund of Washington County, Oregon, a nonprofit CDFI and revolving loan fund that finances the production of affordable housing. Previously, she was Executive Director and Chief Advancement Officer at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota.

“We are excited for Mary to join the Aeon team,” said Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson, Aeon’s President & CEO. “Her breadth of knowledge and leadership in fundraising and affordable housing will be an excellent asset as we strive to meet the needs of our community.”

Routhieaux holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware in applied economics and a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in economics and English. She also holds a specialization in design thinking and innovation from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.