Michelle joined GCAA in January 2019. In her role as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, she serves as the chief development liaison for the GCAA and GCAAEF with current and prospective donors and as the primary resource for legislative issues; strengthening partnerships and assisting in the creation of an annual legislative agenda, garnering support for legislative priorities and instituting best practices and leading special legislative and/or fundraising projects.
Michelle’s experience includes urban planning, fund development and twenty years of community development, affordable housing and real estate development (primarily in the multi-family sector). Michelle holds her B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University.