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Friday, November 4, 2022
Media Contact:  Penny Martin
Phone: 614.728.2911

Shawn Smith, Executive Director of OHFA, Elected to National Council of State Housing Agencies Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OH - Last week Shawn Smith, Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), was elected to the National Council of State Housing Agencies Board of Directors during the annual conference in Houston. Board officers and directors are nominated from among and voted on by the executive directors of the member state housing finance agencies.

"NCSHA's 2023 Board of Directors represent excellence in their states and leadership nationally in affordable housing finance at a time when it is more necessary than ever," said Executive Director Stockton Williams.

Smith joined OHFA in 2019 and was named Executive Director in 2020. He has over two decades of experience as a governmental accounting and public finance professional. Prior to joining OHFA, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Smith also has served in a number of other leadership roles at the state and local levels. His prior board/committee experience includes the State of Ohio 9-1-1 Council, the Ohio Utility Radiological Safety Board, the Central Ohio Association of Government Accountants Executive Committee, and the Central Ohio YMCA Finance Committee.

"It is an honor to be selected by my peers as a member of the NCSHA 2023 Board of Directors. NCSHA is the nation's premier affordable housing association and I look forward to working with my peers across the country to find innovative solutions to the country's housing challenges," said Shawn Smith, Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

The National Council of State Housing Agencies is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to advance, through advocacy and education, the efforts of the nation's state HFAs and their partners to provide affordable housing to those who need it. NCSHA's vision: An affordably housed nation. Learn more at

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency is an Equal Opportunity Housing entity. Loans are available on a fair and equal basis regardless of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, military status, disability or ancestry. Please visit for more information.