A.M.H.A. chooses new executive director. Reported by Betty Lin-Fisher. The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has hired a Northeast Ohio native as its new executive director. Brian M. Gage of Houston will take over from Tony O’Leary, who will be retiring after leading the organization for 25 years. Gage, 44, will begin August 13. He is currently senior policy adviser for the Houston Housing Authority. Gage was born in Cleveland and grew up in Parma. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.