Please note: The 2025 Policy Forum will be part of NAR’s new Advocacy Week event, January 22-25, 2025, in Washington, D.C. A list of confirmed speakers will be provided as we approach the event’s date.

NAR's 2024 Policy Forum was held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Check out below the speakers that participated in the event.

Review our agenda for the event.


Opening Remarks

Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson

2024 NAR Vice President of Advocacy

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Nate K. Johnson (AHWD®, ABR, C2EX, CIPS, CRS, GRI, PSA, SRES®) is 2024 Vice President of Advocacy for the National Association of REALTORS®.

Johnson has been helping people achieve their real estate goals for over two dozen years. He is President of The Real Estate Solutions Group at Redkey Realty Leaders, a full-service residential group in St. Louis. Besides representing buyers and sellers, he also leads a sales staff while overseeing daily operations for Real Estate Solutions.

An expert instructor and public speaker, Nate helps people become the best version of themselves. He’s certified to teach NAR’s “Smart Growth for the 21st Century” and “Bias Override” classes. He also teaches the Accredited Buyer Representative and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation courses, and instructs for the Residential Real Estate Council. Additionally, Nate teaches and speaks on a variety of other topics, including fair housing, Code of Ethics, business planning, and leadership.

At the national level, Nate has served on the NAR Board of Directors and held dozens of governance positions, including Chair for both the Sustainability Advisory Group and Smart Growth Advisory Board; and Committee Liaison for the Business Issues Policy, Conventional Financing and Policy, and Fair Housing Policy committees. In 2020, he served as Public & Federal Issues Liaison under President Vince Malta.

In 2018, Nate served as President of the Missouri Association of REALTORS®, with nearly 25,000 members. He was the REALTOR® of the Year for Missouri in 2021.

As a proud member of the 8,000-member St. Louis Association of REALTORS®, Nate served as the association’s 2011 President.

He also served as President of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers from 2009 to 2014.

Additionally, Nate serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, which is working to end illegal housing discrimination in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Nate served as a Commissioner on the Preservation Board for the city of St. Louis. He is also a member of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professional Leadership 100 group, and serves on the Board of Directors for Trailnet, whose mission is to foster healthy, active, and vibrant communities.

Nate serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Bi-State Development Agency, whose largest enterprise is Metro, the region's public transportation system. He also serves on the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Gary Acosta

Gary Acosta

Co-Founder & CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP ®)

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Gary Acosta is an entrepreneur, public policy advocate, and investor. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP ®). With a network of over 40,000 professionals and 100 local chapters, NAHREP is the nation’s largest Hispanic business organization. In his capacity as CEO of NAHREP, he created the Hispanic Wealth Project, a non-profit organization with a strategic plan to triple Hispanic household wealth by 2024. As of 2018, Mr. Acosta is also the co-founder of L’ATTITUDE, a major event he produces with international business executive Sol Trujillo, former United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, and music superstar Emilio Estefan. Acosta is also a general partner of L’ATTITUDE Ventures, the nation’s largest venture capital fund exclusively focused on Latino-led start-ups.

A self-described serial entrepreneur, Mr. Acosta has founded several mortgage, real estate, and technology companies including New Vista Asset Management, which between 2009 and 2013 managed and marketed more than 10,000 real estate assets for banks and other financial institutions; CounselorMax, a web-based process management system for non-profit housing counselors; and, an online real estate portal for Spanish-speaking Americans, which was eventually sold to a publicly traded company. In 2013, he co-founded The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), a cooperative corporation of more than 200 mortgage companies who work together to increase profitability and market share. He is a partner of TMC and Vice-Chairman of the board.

Mr. Acosta was appointed to the inaugural consumer advisory board (CAB) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the federal regulator to the financial services industry. He served as 2014 Chairman of the CFPB mortgage committee.

The Mortgage Bankers Association of America awarded him with their prestigious “Investing in Communities” annual award. REALTOR® Magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential People in real estate, and Hispanic Business Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America. Mr. Acosta writes a weekly blog about business and current events at

Mr. Acosta serves on the board of directors for NAHREP, the Latino Donor Collaborative, and The Mortgage Collaborative and is a former member of the board of directors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and Stewart Title Company of California. He has served on advisory boards for several Fortune 500 companies including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Acosta grew up in Montebello, California and attended the University of California, at San Diego and Pomona College, where he played varsity basketball for future Hall of Fame Coach, Gregg Popovich. He lives with his family in San Diego, California.

Doug Austin

Douglas (Doug) H. Austin, FAIA, LEED AP, MAIBC

Founder, Chairman & CEO of AVPR Studios

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Well known for his expertise in designing the urban environment Mr. Doug Austin, FAIA, LEED AP, MAIBC is recognized by his peers and the community as a visionary design leader. Since establishing his firm in San Diego in 1976, he has led teams in designing projects both domestically and internationally.

These projects include: urban infill, development, mixed-use, housing, education, corporate office, multigenerational space, health care and more. In Urban Development in the past 10 years alone his teams have both designed and built over $3 billion worth of construction value. The AVRP Studios team is also responsible for the design of the upcoming $1.2 billion Seaport San Diego Project, the most significant urban, waterfront project in San Diego.

Austin was appointed by the Mayor of San Diego to chair the city’s Design and Construction Task Force for the new Ballpark and Ballpark District. He then served as a Vice-Chair for the City’s Redevelopment Agency that helped plan, facilitate and manage redevelopment of downtown San Diego.

Austin currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City, and as a leader for the Young President’s Organization (YPO). He has also been the recipient of over 135 Design Awards including National AIA, CCAIA, San Diego Chapter AIA, Gold Nugget, SAM Awards, and Golden Tower/BIA Awards.

Doug heads the design behind the multi-family, community, mixed use and custom homes projects.

David Berenbaum

David Berenbaum

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

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David Berenbaum serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Office of Housing Counseling’s mission is to ensure that families have the knowledge they need to obtain, sustain and retain their housing via HUD's network of over 1,650 housing counseling agencies and their Certified Housing Counselors. The Program’s far-reaching outcomes annually impact over one million consumers and support numerous departmental programs, including the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single-family housing program.

As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Berenbaum collaborates with HUD’s leadership, professional staff, and partners to provide the high impact services to ensure that every American has a place to call home and the ability to achieve their financial dreams. David brings more than 30 years of leadership and program experience to the Office of Housing Counseling and to the issues of fair, affordable & sustainable housing and related public and private sector housing counseling initiatives. He is nationally recognized as a trusted voice for consumers and as a champion for a vibrant marketplace that celebrates the importance of counseling, financial education, and open housing so that every neighborhood is a community of opportunity.

David previously served as the chief executive officer of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation and has held executive positions with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the Equal Rights Center, the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, and Long Island Housing Services. He is a frequent presenter at conferences across the nation – where he speaks from the heart and educates stakeholders to the importance of empowering consumers to make responsible choices to improve their housing, rally their credit and savings, understand their rights and responsibilities, and to avoid and/or recover from eviction, foreclosure or life’s unanticipated hardships.

Mr. Berenbaum has testified before Congress numerous times as a non-partisan subject matter expert, has served on many public and private sector advisory and social enterprise boards, has appeared as an expert on national news magazines and media shows, and has been regularly quoted by news sources across the country. His depth of knowledge on a panoply of community development issues ranging from housing finance to CRA position him well for leading the Office of Housing Counseling and enhancing HUD’s housing counseling programs.

Mike Calhoun

Mike Calhoun

President of the Center for Responsible Lending

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Mike Calhoun is president of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the policy affiliate of Self-Help, the nation's largest community development lender.

For more than 30 years, Mike has been on the front lines of working for economic justice. At CRL, he provides management and policy leadership. Based in DC, he often testifies in Congress and appears frequently in national media as an expert on financial issues. Prior to joining CRL in 2002, Mike led several lending divisions at Self-Help, providing responsible consumer loans, mortgages and small business loans, and heading an innovative program to provide national capital for affordable home loans. He has represented families to secure civil rights and consumer protections, including working for ten years as a legal aid attorney. He is a former member and chair of the Federal Reserve’s Consumer Advisory Council.

JP Delmore

J.P. Delmore

Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs, National Association of Home Builders

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J.P. is an assistant vice president for government affairs at the National Association of Home Builders. J.P.’s legislative focus is tax policy. He has worked for NAHB since August, 2003. Prior to joining NAHB, J.P. spent nearly 5 years on Capitol Hill, and also served as the deputy director of the Governor of Pennsylvania’s Washington Office.

J.P. grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in International Relations and German Literature.

David Dworkin

David M. Dworkin

17th President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Housing Conference

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David M. Dworkin is the 17th president and chief executive officer of the National Housing Conference, the nation’s oldest housing coalition, founded in 1931. Prior to joining NHC in 2018, Mr. Dworkin was a senior policy adviser at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he advised Treasury Department officials on matters related to housing and community development. He also served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Detroit interagency team, where his responsibilities included developing and implementing strategies to assist in the City of Detroit’s revitalization.

Previously, he managed the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) at the Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund, which disbursed $80 million in grants for economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and nonprofit housing organizations.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, he was CEO and Founder of Affiniti Strategies, a political consulting firm that assisted clients build political relationship capital. Mr. Dworkin served in a number of leadership positions at Fannie Mae. His service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush included the State Department’s acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs. As National Security Advisor to Rep. Rod Chandler of Washington, he was recognized by Secretary of State James A. Baker III for his key role in the negotiation of the Bipartisan Accord on Central America, which led to the end of Nicaragua’s civil war and inauguration of its first democratically elected government.

Mr. Dworkin was a freelance foreign correspondent and photographer for The Detroit News, where he covered the war in Afghanistan. In 1984, he was the first Western journalist to cross the Safed Koh mountain range with the rebels fighting in the region known as Tora Bora.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Hayley Hoffman.

George Fatheree

George Fatheree

“Bruce’s Beach” Attorney, Founder of ORO Impact

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George is the Founder of Oro Impact. He has 25 years of experience analyzing and solving complex problems with a focus on social impact.

George began his career as a management consultant with Booz, Allen and McKinsey & Company and has spent the past 15 years as a transactional attorney at Skadden, Arps and a partner at Munger, Tolles and Sidley Austin.

Passionate about social impact, George has provided pro bono representation to survivors of the Holocaust seeking reparations, public school children with disabilities seeking access to educations and numerous nonprofit organizations on real estate matters. In 2022, George led the legal team responsible for the return of Bruce’s Beach – the first case of land restitution to an African American family in US history. Following this landmark victory, George launched Oro Impact to help Americans create wealth by removing barriers to home ownership.

George graduated from Harvard University and received his law degree from Loyola Law School. He serves on the boards of the National Portrait Gallery, Loyola Marymount University and Destination Crenshaw.

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Bryan Greene

Vice President, Policy Advocacy
National Association of REALTORS®

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Bryan Greene is Vice President of Policy Advocacy at the National Association of REALTORS® where he oversees all legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of the association's 1.4 million members. Bryan joined NAR in November 2019, and spent his first year at NAR raising the association's profile in Washington and nationwide on all fair-housing-related policy matters as NAR's first Director of Fair Housing Policy.

Before joining NAR, Bryan served for ten years as the highest-ranking career official in HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), where he oversaw the policy direction and operational management of the 600-person office enforcing the nation's housing anti-discrimination laws. Under Bryan's leadership as FHEO General Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD pursued large-scale, high-profile cases that addressed systemic discrimination and provided widespread relief. Bryan also managed HUD's Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) and HUD's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), which together provide over $70 million to state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations fighting discrimination in local communities.

Bryan has held other senior positions at HUD during his three decades at the agency, including a stint as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs in HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), where he worked to reduce regulatory barriers to affordable housing.

Bryan was the 2007 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the highest federal honor bestowed upon federal senior executives for outstanding service.

Bryan earned his degree in Government from Harvard University.

Katrina Jones

Katrina Jones

Vice President of Housing Equity Strategy & Impact
Fannie Mae

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Katrina Jones is Fannie Mae’s Vice President of Housing Equity Strategy & Impact and reports to the Senior Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance. Jones leads our corporate efforts to collectively advance equity and access within the housing system.

Previously, as Vice President, Single Family Customer Management Solutions, Jones led the Single-Family go-to-market efforts that included Co-Development, Market Readiness and Sales Enablement functions. Prior to that she was responsible for the end-to-end business performance for ninety (90) Lender-Partners. Prior to that, Jones was Vice President, Single-Family Loan Quality Strategy and Business Implementation, with responsibility for program administration and execution of our Loan Quality initiatives. Earlier, Jones was Director, Single Family Lender Channel, where she spearheaded Lender pricing and execution strategies and Director, Single Family Product Development, where she oversaw product development and management of Fannie Mae’s affordable lending products.

Jones also spearheaded the design and implementation of operational initiatives on Fannie Mae’s International Housing Finance Team where she led international secondary marketing initiatives in Bangkok, Thailand and Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in 1996, Jones held various leadership positions at Wells Fargo where she was responsible for all aspects of regional operations and management.

Jones has a B.S. in Business Management from Potomac University, an MBA from The George Washington University and Executive Leadership Certificates from The Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.

Shannon McGahn

Shannon McGahn

Chief Advocacy Officer
National Association of REALTORS®

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Shannon McGahn is the Chief Advocacy Officer for the National Association of REALTORS®, which represents more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

McGahn is responsible for managing NAR’s Federal Legislative and Political Affairs and Political Representative teams. She provides strategic advice on public policy issues impacting NAR and helps direct its Independent Expenditure and Public Advocacy programs.

Before joining America’s largest trade association, McGahn served as the staff director for the House Financial Services Committee and, prior to that, as a counselor to the United States Treasury Secretary. She also held communications roles for three members of House Leadership during her near 20-year Capitol Hill career.

In addition, McGahn served as Vice President for a D.C.-based public affairs firm, and held the same position for a consulting firm focused on grassroots communication in major national media markets.

The first woman to hold the Chief Advocacy and formerly Senior Vice President of Government Affairs positions in NAR’s 110-year history, McGahn brings with her nearly two decades of experience working with or for the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. As she continues her career at NAR, she is focused on working on behalf of America’s 1.5 million REALTORS® to promote and protect property ownership for people across the United States.

McGahn earned her B.A. in History from The George Washington University. A native of Westerville, Ohio, she currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and two sons.

Jenny Schuetz

Jenny Schuetz

Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro

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Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, where her research focuses on improving housing and land use policies. An economist, author, and speaker, Dr. Schuetz has written extensively for academic and public audiences. Her recent book, Fixer Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems, received coverage on Marketplace, The Ezra Klein Show, Slate, and Bloomburg CityLab. 

Before joining Brookings, Dr. Schuetz served as a principal economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Schuetz was also an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a post-doctoral fellow at NYU Furman. Dr. Schuetz is a nonresident senior fellow at GWU’s Center for Washington Area Studies and teaches in Georgetown’s urban planning program.

Dr. Schuetz earned a PhD in public policy from Harvard University, a master’s in city planning from M.I.T., and a B.A. with Highest Distinction in economics and political and social thought from the University of Virginia.

Dennis Shea

Dennis C. Shea

Executive Director, J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy

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Dennis C. Shea is the Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. His past work with the Bipartisan Center (BPC) includes serving as a consultant to the BPC’s blue-ribbon Housing Commission and its Senior Health and Housing Task Force. In these roles, he contributed to two landmark reports, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy and Healthy Aging Begins at Home. During the Administration of President George W. Bush, Shea served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Immediately prior to joining the BPC, Shea served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. At the WTO, Shea led an interagency team charged with advancing U.S. interests on issues ranging from trade in goods and services to e-commerce, intellectual property protection and agriculture. He also spearheaded U.S. efforts to achieve meaningful WTO reform. Earlier in his career, Shea served as deputy chief of staff and counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and as policy director for the 1996 Dole for President campaign.

Shea has a strong record of working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to achieve positive results. In 2003, he was named as Executive Director of the bipartisan President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service. Many of the Commission’s recommendations were later reflected in the 2006 postal reform law. For more than 10 years, Shea was a member of the bipartisan and influential U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission and served as either Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Commission from 2012 to 2017.

Shea received a J.D., an A.M. in History and an A.B. in Government, all from Harvard University.

Dave Snyder

Dave Snyder

Vice President, International Policy and Counsel for APCIA

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Dave Snyder is Vice President, International Policy and Counsel for APCIA, with more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dickinson College and earned a law degree from George Washington University. He is a lawyer licensed to practice in three jurisdictions and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. He has previously served as a regulator with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, a civil litigator for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and General Counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce. In the insurance industry, he worked for both predecessor organizations of APCIA and for Nationwide and State Farm.

He has presented before the FSB, IAIS and OECD and in programs in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has testified multiple times before the NAIC, NCOIL, Congress and state legislatures. He currently chairs the Global Federation of Insurance Associations’ market conduct and corporate governance working groups.

Since 1994, Dave has been an elected member of a city council, having served as mayor and vice mayor and chaired Metropolitan Washington air quality, transportation and emergency preparedness boards. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and previously chaired both boards. He is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician and is a life associate with a rescue squad.

Seth Task

Seth Task (AHWD, C2EX, CRS)

2024 NAR Public & Federal Issues Liaison

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Seth Task (AHWD, C2EX, CRS), a licensed REALTOR® since 2005, is the 2024 Public & Federal Issues Liaison. He is currently affiliated with BHHS Professional Realty, home to The Task Team. Over the last two years, The Task Team has assisted over 250 clients in residential and commercial transactions.

Seth has been actively engaged in local, state, and national REALTOR® associations as an industry leader. He served as President of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® in 2014 and as Ohio REALTORS® President in 2021.

At the National Association of REALTORS®, Seth has served on the Board of Directors since 2016 and is currently an RPAC Fundraising Trustee for Region 6. He previously chaired both the Federal Finance & Housing Policy Committee and the Conventional Financing & Policy Committee.

Recognized for his real estate contributions, Seth was selected for NAR’s Leadership Academy Class of 2015 and received the 2017 Ohio REALTOR® of the Year award. He is a member of the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame and the Ohio REALTORS® RPAC Hall of Honor. Seth has also appeared before the Federal Reserve Bank, FHFA, the Veterans Administration, Rural Housing Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development as an expert in his field.

At home, Seth served on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, which merged into Cleveland Housing Network -- an organization that focuses on homeowner education, foreclosure prevention, and affordable housing opportunities. He is currently part of the Planning & Development Committee of Future Heights, a community development corporation (CDC) serving Cleveland Heights. Additionally, Seth serves as the Treasurer of the Gates Mills Elementary School Parent Teacher Club.

Seth’s passion for enhancing the lives of his clients, advocating for homeowners’ rights, and advancing the real estate industry has driven his service at every level. He resides in Gates Mills, Ohio, with his wife Lesley and his sons, Ryan and Elliot. His daughter, Madison, is a graduate of The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus.

Susan Wachter

Susan M. Wachter

Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

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Susan Wachter is the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1998 to 2001, she served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the senior urban policy official and Principal Advisor to the Secretary. During her tenure at HUD, Wachter’s office was responsible for the New Markets Tax Credit, the major legislative initiative for urban revitalization, with the goal of attracting private capital into low-income communities. At The Wharton School, she was Chairperson of the Real Estate Department and Professor of Real Estate and Finance from July 1997 until her 1998 appointment to HUD. At Penn, she co-founded and currently is Co-Director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research. She also founded and currently serves as Director of Wharton’s Geographical Information Systems Lab. She was the editor of Real Estate Economics from 1997 to 1999 and currently serves on the editorial boards of several real estate journals. Wachter is the author of more than 200 scholarly publications and the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence at The Wharton School. Previous volumes include Fair Housing, Shared Prosperity in America’s Communities and Neighborhoods and Life Chances. Wachter has served on multiple for-profit and not-for-profit boards and currently serves on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Fannie Mae and the Office of Financial Research Advisory Committee of the U.S. Treasury. She frequently comments on national media and testifies to Congress on U.S. housing policy.

Matt Yglesias

Matt Yglesias

Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center

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Matthew Yglesias is the author of the Slow Boring newsletter, host of The Weeds podcast, and author of several books–including the recent One Billion Americans (Penguin, 2019).

He’s written for many national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Vox (which he co-founded in 2014).

He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and son.

Todd Young

Todd Young

United States Senator of Indiana (R)

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Senator Todd Young represents Hoosiers in the United States Senate. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Finance; Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

A fifth-generation Hoosier, Todd grew up watching his parents work hard in order to support the family. His first jobs were delivering newspapers, mowing lawns, and providing janitorial services at the family business.

Todd is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated with honors in 1995 and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2000, Todd was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Captain. While serving in the Marines and working as a business consultant, Todd earned an MBA and his law degree.

In 2010, he ran for Congress and served three terms representing Indiana’s 9th District. He was elected to the US Senate in 2016.

Todd married his wife Jenny in 2005 and worked together at a small law firm in Paoli, Indiana started by Jenny’s great-grandfather. Today, they reside in Johnson County, Indiana with their four young children: a son, Tucker, and three daughters, Annalise, Abigail and Ava.