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Amy Hovey, Executive Director

Amy Hovey joined the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) as its executive director in January 2023, becoming the first woman to lead the agency (in a non-acting capacity) in its 56-year history.

Before joining MSHDA, she worked at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, where for six years she directed special projects in Flint. Most recently, she served as a contractor for the state Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) sharing her expertise on housing-related matters.

Amy brings a unique perspective as MSHDA executive director, having been both a funder and developer of housing. She also draws on her expertise in government, philanthropy, and the private sector.

As a well-rounded leader, Amy has more than two decades of prior experience in finance, government relations, commercial real estate, construction, housing and neighborhood revitalization. She began her career as a banker, and went on to hold the position of senior vice president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a program director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Lansing, Michigan, and founded the Protogenia Group, LLC, a Lansing-based consulting firm. She also served as district chief of staff for Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Michigan) before joining the Mott Foundation.

A graduate of Alma College, Hovey received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology. While working full-time, she also earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint’s Rackham Graduate Program.

Amy serves on the Blended Learning Academy board in Lansing.

She lives in Dewitt with her husband, Tim, and four children.