Biography of Dr. Edward Solan, Ph.D.

Prior to joining ESC in 2016, Dr. Edward Solan was a senior executive in the field of affordable housing finance. Most recently he served as CEO of the Oak Park Residence Corporation, a nonprofit housing development corporation, where he was responsible for all aspects of operations. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois Housing Development Authority where he directed the day-to-day operations for $2 billion in real estate programs and a staff of 170. He also served as the Executive Vice President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

 

Ed has significant experience as a board member and chairman of local civic organizations. His previous experience includes serving as a board member and President of the United Way of Oak Park, River Forest & Forest Park; Chairman of the Oak Park Housing Authority; and President of the Pleasant Home Foundation, a historic house museum.  He currently serves on the Board of ESC and the Advocacy Committee of Arbor West Neighbors, a grassroots, inter-generational organization of neighbors formed to empower aging adults in the near western suburbs.  Ed is also a licensed real estate Managing Broker and Condominium Manager and serves as the Board President of his condominium association

 

Ed earned a BA from Fordham University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.   

During his time with ESC Ed has served as an Engagement Manager, Consultant, and Executive Coach. He has a strong background in finance and management. 

A recent Executive Service Corps (ESC) client commented in their anonymous client feedback survey that, "Ed is fantastic. A very good fit for our organization. He really is the best consultant."

Ed is on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/edward-solan-03b498aa