Keene Housing has a new member of its leadership team.

The city’s affordable housing agency has hired Marie Poole as its new director of housing, it announced Tuesday in a news release. She joins Keene Housing after a nine-year stint at the N.H. Housing Financing Authority, for which she served as Section 8 portfolio manager, and has more than 35 years of experience in the field.

““We feel very lucky that Marie is joining KH,” Executive Director Joshua Meehan said in the release. “We’ve known and worked with her for years in her role at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, and we’ve always been impressed by her professionalism and deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that affordable housing providers must live by. We look forward to the Housing Department excelling under her steady leadership.”