Trudy has over 45 years of experience in the affordable housing field, serving in key management positions in state, federal and local government and the nonprofit sector. She is a co-founder of HFA and Chairman of the Board. Trudy served for 13 years as the Director of Maryland’s housing finance agency, the Community Development Administration; four years with HUD as the Director of the Office of Planning, Washington, DC; and ten years as Director of the Housing Division of the Metropolitan Council in St. Paul, Minnesota. Trudy is currently the President of the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, the organization of the affordable rental housing developers and advocates in the State. She has served on the Board of Directors for a variety of national housing organizations, including the Housing Partnership Network, National Council of State Housing Agencies, National Housing Conference, National Leased Housing, National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. She also has served as Chairman of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis and President of the Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition. She has been a frequent speaker on housing issues at national and local conferences and has written extensively on housing topics, including as a Contributing Editor for the Affordable Housing Magazine. Trudy has a BA in Sociology from Indiana University and an MA in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College.