Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Growth Strategies
President, National Church Residences Investment Corp.
National Church Residences
Michelle Norris was named Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives in early March 2016 after serving for four years as Senior Vice President of Development and Public Policy.
In her current role, Norris is guiding National Church Residences’ Mission toward greater focus, impact and investment. Her primary responsibilities include Mission expansion and impact, public policy, community affairs, communications and public relations.
Norris joined National Church Residences in 1993 as Director of Corporate Financial Services. She later became Chief Operating Officer of Housing Management, overseeing the management operations of the organization’s affordable housing portfolio. She was later promoted to Chief Development Officer, overseeing the team that specializes in development of all new National Church Residences products, including HUD 202 and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit new construction, acquisitions and substantial rehabs. She was named President of National Church Residences Investment Corp. in 2014.
Norris holds a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is past-President of the Ohio Housing Council and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). She currently serves on the boards of Leading Age Ohio, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF), and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).
In addition to her work in affordable housing, Ms. Norris enjoys long distance running, backpacking, and other outdoor activities. She is also an active member of the Vineyard Columbus Church.