Andrea Ponsor, JD
President and CEO at Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Andrea is the president and CEO of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), where she works to identify, develop, and advocate for key strategic issues of concern to SAHF and its members; create a level playing field for effective, mission-oriented nonprofit businesses; and amplify SAHF’s impact to create more sustainable properties and communities and improve the lives of residents. Andrea joined SAHF in 2016 as the executive vice president of policy, bringing with her 15 years of experience in housing and community development.
Prior to joining SAHF, Andrea served as the federal policy director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she led housing policy efforts. Previously she was a principal at Hessel Aluise and O’Leary, P.C, a boutique law firm with a national affordable housing practice, where she represented lenders, developers, and management agents in affordable housing transactions and policy matters. Andrea began her career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Atlanta, GA, where she focused on multifamily mortgage closings, property disposition, program enforcement, and fair housing.
Andrea holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University.