Debra Guerrero is a dynamic individual dedicated to empowering others to achieve their dreams. Her diverse roles as a valued professional, respected civic leader, inspiring mentor, and champion for quality affordable housing reflect her commitment to making a positive impact.
Currently, Ms. Guerrero serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Government Affairs at the NRP Group. Her pivotal role in establishing NRP's Texas Office in 2004 resulted in the development of around 30,000 multifamily units throughout Texas. She possesses deep expertise in navigating the intricacies of public/private partnerships, along with an in-depth understanding of the organizational and financing structures involved in such ventures.
Within the affordable housing industry, Ms. Guerrero's leadership is second to none. She holds the esteemed position of chair for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Affordable Housing Group, trustee of BUILD-PAC, and actively serves on the board of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC). Additionally, she chairs the Multifamily Council of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and has previously served as President of the Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP). Her contributions extend beyond these roles as she continues to be sought after for her expertise in developing strategic initiatives that address the demand for quality affordable housing in large urban areas, while also breaking down barriers.
Beyond her professional achievements, Ms. Guerrero has an impressive track record as a civic leader. She previously held elected office as a Board Trustee of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) from 2012 to 2021 and served as a San Antonio City Councilwoman from 1997 to 2001.
Ms. Guerrero's academic journey is equally remarkable, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's University. She furthered her education with a Joint Degree Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin Law School and Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.