Keynote Speaker: Kamilah McAfee
We are pleased to announce that Kamilah McAfee, President and CEO of our housing development partner, Wesley Housing, will be our keynote speaker this year!
As President and CEO of Wesley Housing, McAfee provides strategic direction and general executive leadership to Wesley Housing. McAfee has held progressive leadership roles for the award-winning organization since 2008. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, she led Wesley's real estate development team through an unprecedented five-year period of growth. These efforts led the organization to be named 2022 "Nonprofit Developer of the Year" by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) for the third time (previously in 2017 and 2006). Further, Affordable Housing Finance named Wesley Housing in its "Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2020" and was one of only nine nonprofits nationwide to make the list.
In addition to her 14 years of service at Wesley Housing, McAfee brings public sector and private sector experience, previously serving as Director of Public Finance for the DC Housing Finance Agency and a Development Associate for Forest City, Washington. McAfee was a Fellow at the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence (CUREx) at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a B.S. in Finance and New and Small Business Development from Georgetown University, and a Master's in Business Administration from American University.