Andrea R. Ponsor
President & CEO
Andrea Ponsor is the President and CEO of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF).
In her role as President and CEO, Ms. Ponsor 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. Ms. Ponsor joined SAHF in 2016 as Executive Vice President of Policy, bringing with her 15 years of experience in the field of housing and community development.
Prior to joining SAHF, Ms. Ponsor served as the Federal Policy Director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) 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.
Ms. Ponsor 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.
Ms. Ponsor holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Tulane University.
aponsor [at] sahfnet.org