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For Immediate Release

National Housing Conference strengthens Board with new leaders, sustains diversity and expertise


Kara Beigay

(202) 466-2121, ext. 284

Washington, DC – The National Housing Conference (NHC) Board of Governors is pleased to announce its Executive Committee, including new officers for 2024-2025.

Ali Solis, Principal of S3 Advisory Services, will assume the role of Chair, succeeding Steve O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Affordable Housing Initiatives at the Mortgage Bankers Association, who will remain on the Board as Immediate Past Chair. Ralph Perrey, Executive Director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, will serve as Vice Chair; Angie Garcia Lathrop, Community Affairs Executive for Bank of America, will serve as Treasurer; and Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, will serve as Secretary. Duane Duncan, Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Enact MI; Christopher Ptomey, Principal, PT Policy; Connie Wright, SVP, Housing Access and Affordability at Wells Fargo Foundation; and new Board and Executive Committee member Laura Arce, Senior Vice President for Economic Initiatives, UnidosUS, will serve as At-Large members.

Alongside Arce, two other new members of the Board of Governors, elected by the membership in March, have begun their new three-year terms: Ed Brady, President and CEO of the Home Builders Institute, and Sarah Brundage, President and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. A full list of the Board of Governors is available here.

NHC remains steadfast in its commitment to assemble a Board comprising highly skilled affordable housing leaders, mirroring the rich tapestry of America. NHC’s Board meets or exceeds population parity for African Americans and Latinos. Furthermore, the Board boasts sectoral diversity akin to that of the NHC membership, ensuring no single industry sector exceeds 25% representation. NHC also seeks to maintain political diversity as well, across partisan lines. We are unified around our vision of an America where everyone is able to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community.

“NHC has a long and distinguished history as one of the nation’s leading advocates on affordable housing,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC’s President and CEO. “I am honored to work with these distinguished individuals as their wealth of experience and profound commitment to excellence promise to enrich the Board’s strategic direction and governance.”

“I am deeply honored to accept the chairmanship of NHC,” said Solis. “NHC’s unwavering commitment to affordable housing and its distinguished history of advocacy are truly inspiring. I look forward to leading our efforts to expand housing opportunities and ensure that every American has access to safe, affordable housing.”

“As Vice Chairman, I look forward to working with Ali and my fellow Board members to create tangible, impactful, and achievable solutions for today’s pressing housing issues,” said Perrey. “NHC is dedicated to creating equitable housing solutions for all Americans and moving us ever closer to our common goal of a decently housed nation, and I am proud to play a part in that effort.”

“As my term as chairman concludes, I am proud of the accomplishments NHC has made over the last two years,” said O’Connor. “Together, we’ve advanced crucial initiatives, expanded access to affordable housing, and strengthened our community’s resilience. I look forward to continuing to advance NHC’s mission in new capacities, ensuring housing remains a cornerstone of opportunity for all.”


About the National Housing Conference: The National Housing Conference (NHC) is a diverse continuum of affordable housing stakeholders that convene and collaborate through dialogue, advocacy, research, and education, to develop equitable solutions that serve our common interest – an America where everyone is able to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.



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