The National Association of State and Local Equity Funds (NASLEF) announced that they recently elected new officers to serve the association over the next two years.  Ari Beliak, president and CEO of Merritt Community Capital in Oakland, California accepted the office of president. He will succeed Bob Newman, president and CEO of Virginia Community Development Corporation (VCDC), who will serve as past president. Incoming officers include vice president, Catherine Cawthon, president and CEO of Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing; secretary, Dana Boole, president and CEO of Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation (CAHEC); and treasurer, Brett Oumedian, CFO of Cinnaire.