Evette Hester – joined the Montgomery Housing Authority as its Executive Director in 2007. In her capacity as Executive Director, she provides affordable housing assistance to over 4,000 families. Ms. Hester is a recognized leader in affordable multi-family housing. She obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland and a M.B.A. from Morgan State University in Management/Marketing. With over 25 years serving in the affordable housing industry, Ms. Hester has worked in both small and large housing authorities throughout the country including Petersburg (VA), Chester (PA), Houston and Baltimore. Her experience in the field has led her to work with and stabilize distressed agencies by repositioning assets. She has received numerous awards, and other recognitions, for her leadership in housing development. She also maintains membership with several industry-related organizations and associations, as well as serving on community boards and national committees.