Connections for the Homeless has hired Betty A. Bogg as its new executive director. Ms. Bogg brings 22 years of management and leadership experience with agencies serving the homeless in Chicago, most recently as the chief performance officer for Teen Living Programs, a Chicago-based agency serving homeless youth. In that role, she managed programs, finance, information technology and human resources.

Ms. Bogg will take over for Sue Loellbach, who served as acting executive director of Connections since May. Larry Donoghue, president of Connections’ board of directors said, “We are extremely appreciative of Sue’s leadership and tireless efforts in this role.” Ms. Loellbach will continue as Connections’ director of development, a role she has held since 2010.

Ms. Bogg said, “All nonprofits are gearing up for challenging times, given increased poverty rates in Illinois and a funding climate that is unpredictable. I’m eager to help Connections ensure not only that it weathers the coming challenges but continues its innovation and adaptability in providing people in need with what they need most.”

Connections will hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. this evening, Nov. 19, at 2121 Dewey Ave., for the public to meet Ms. Bogg.