Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships

National Church Residences 

Michelle Norris was named Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships 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 directing the implementation of the National Church Residences’ five-year strategic plan initiatives.  Those responsibilities include overseeing the expansion and impact of the National Church Residences’ mission, public policy, philanthropy, 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 andLow-Income Housing Tax Credit new construction, acquisitions and substantial rehabs. She served asPresident of National Church Residences Investment Corp. from2014to 2018.

Norris currently serves on the boards of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future(SAHF), LeadingAge Ohio, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Michelle has served on the board of the National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT) and has served as past president of the Ohio Housing Council and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).Norris holds a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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.

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