Linda Thurmond, Director
Linda Thurmond is the Chief Operating Officer for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, a Chicago-based Community Development Corporation located in the Humboldt Park/Logan Square neighborhoods. Prior to joining Bickerdike, she spent almost 15 years at the Illinois Housing Development Authority as Managing Director of Multifamily Programs and Director of Asset Management. While at IHDA, Linda oversaw a portfolio of over 75,000 units and supervised the allocation of over $2 billion in affordable housing resources. In addition, Linda served as the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management for Brinshore Development, a prominent affordable housing developer. Before finding her way to the housing industry, Linda spent several years working in corporate finance and investment banking. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Illinois and a Masters in Management from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Linda also volunteers her time as a member of the Collaborative Applicant Committee of the Chicago Continuum of Care, sits on the Board of Full Circle Communities and is a member of the Housing Committee for Housing Options, an Evanston based supportive housing provider.