The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) appointed Ralph Perrey as its executive director. Perrey assumed his new role last month and left THDA’s board of directors, on which he has served almost continuously since 2001. Before joining THDA, Perrey worked at Fannie Mae in a number of positions, including director of the Tennessee community business center, coordinator of the company’s central Appalachian initiative and national co-lead of the public entities loan team. Prior to Fannie Mae, Perrey was a senior staff member of former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist, with policy and communication responsibilities.