Adrianne Todman: Biography

Adrianne Todman is the CEO of NAHRO, the National Organization of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.  NAHRO, established in 1933, is a Washington, D.C.-based membership organization of almost 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the country who house 7.6 million people.  Before joining NAHRO, Ms. Todman served as the Executive Director at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) from 2009-2017. At DCHA, Ms. Todman created a national award-winning model to house homeless veterans, opened the first public housing assisted living facility, increased homeownership opportunities by 50 percent, increased the number of affordable units available for low-income families, and managed 12 concurrent large redevelopment efforts. She prioritized youth empowerment programs, workforce development, and commissioned the first citywide needs assessment of public housing residents. Prior to her tenure at DCHA, Ms. Todman served as a policy assistant in the Office of the Secretary at HUD and a legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ms. Todman serves on Brooking’s “Housing as a Hub” work group and the DC Promise Neighborhood Board.  She served as Vice-President of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities and a Trustee with the National Housing Conference.  Ms. Todman co-founded the Women in Housing Leadership Initiative, and served on the Smith College President’s Council and Alumnae Association Board.  She has received the federal Distinguished Service Award, the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore, the NAHRO Herman award of excellence, and the DC Building Industry Association’s Government Partner award, among many other recognitions. She is a graduate of Smith College.