Voya Financial’s Gerald Lins Appointed to Board of Habitat for Humanity New York City

Dec 6, 2017 8:05 AM ET

December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Gerald Lins, Managing Director and General Counsel at Voya Investment Management, has joined the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity New York City, a nonprofit organization that transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes for local, hard-working, low-income families.

Founded in 1984, Habitat NYC has served more than 600 families in the five boroughs through home construction and preservation. Voya is a long-time corporate sponsor of Habitat NYC, and Lins has spearheaded various volunteer engagements during that time. He has organized and executed several team build events, mobilizing Voya employees to spend the day building and preserving affordable homes for deserving New Yorkers.

“We are excited to welcome Gerry to our Board of Directors, where he joins a fantastic group of committed professionals,” said Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. “His extensive experience in the financial and legal fields is an important asset to our organization as we pursue new and innovative ways to provide affordable homeownership opportunities.”

Lins has served as General Counsel for Voya Investment Management (IM) for over 17 years. In this role, he supervises and manages the Legal Department for Voya IM, covering all major asset classes and product types. He previously spent several years in private practice, concentrating on general corporate law matters and the regulation of investment companies, investment advisers, and other financial service providers. Lins has also served as a staff attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel and in the SEC's Division of Investment Management. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

“I am honored to serve an organization that shares Voya’s commitment to helping families achieve financial stability and empowerment,” said Lins. “Habitat NYC has brought thousands of New Yorkers together to make a difference for hard-working, low-incomes residents who need affordable housing, and I am honored to be a part of such impactful work.”

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company® and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.

Media Contact:

Nicole Vasile                                                  

Voya Financial                                                           

Cell: (860) 839-1589                                      



Zigis Switzer

Habitat for Humanity New York City

Phone: (212) 784-5705


About Voya Financial®

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $541 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Sept. 30, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About Habitat for Humanity New York City

Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with hardworking families - and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing and homeownership. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds and repairs homes for families across the five boroughs. Learn more at www.HabitatNYC.org and connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @HabitatNYC.