EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ADRIANNE TODMAN
Adrianne Todman stepped into the role of Executive Director at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) on December 8, 2010, after serving as Interim Executive Director since October 2009. With 8,000 units of public housing and over 12,000 families in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, DCHA is the largest affordable housing provider in the District of Columbia serving over 50,000 residents. DCHA has also generated $2 billion in economic development activity throughout the city.
Ms. Todman has worked at DCHA since 2003, serving first as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as Deputy Executive Director for Administration & External Affairs.
Prior to her tenure at DCHA, Ms. Todman held several key positions in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. She served as the Legislative Director in the office of then-Congressman Ron de Lugo where she worked on national housing, education, and transportation legislation.
After leaving the House of Representatives, she worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) both in the Office of Public and Indian Housing, and then as a Special Assistant on Policy and Programs to then-Secretary of HUD Andrew Cuomo. During her tenure at HUD, Ms. Todman had the honor of managing the competition of the national HOPE VI grant program that distributed $500 million annually to revitalize distressed public housing communities.
Ms. Todman is the Vice-President of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities. She also serves on the boards of the National Organization of African Americans in Housing, the DC Promise Neighborhood Board and the Black Women’s Roundtable. She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2007 and is a graduate of the Skinner Institute’s Master’s Series for Distinguished Leaders. She also serves on the Smith College President Council. Ms. Todman is a recipient of the federal Distinguished Service Award and a recipient of the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore. She is a graduate of Smith College.