Amy Hovey is the Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). She is the first woman to lead the agency (in a non-acting role) in its 56-year history.
Hovey brings a unique perspective as MSHDA’s leader, having been both a funder and developer of housing, and draws on her expertise in government, philanthropy, and the private sector.
Before this position, she most recently worked as a state Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity contractor.
Hovey also has over two decades of experience in finance, government relations, commercial real estate, construction, housing, and neighborhood revitalization. She previously served as the Special Projects Coordinator at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint as the Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C. Hovey also worked as a Program Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Lansing, founded the Protogenia Group, LLC, a Lansing-based consulting firm, and served as District Chief of Staff for Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Michigan).
Hovey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from Alma College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.