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Sharon Wilson Geno



30-year veteran of the housing industry, guiding organizations around affordability and other challenges

Served as head of Volunteers of America as well as in private practice

Sharon Wilson Géno is the president of NMHC. She is a 30-year veteran of the housing industry, during which she has helped guide numerous for-profit, nonprofit and governmental entities around housing affordability, community development and other housing policy challenges.

She recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS), the housing and healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization. During her tenure, VOANS operated 240 properties and nearly 13,000 units in over 40 states.

Before joining Volunteers of America, Géno was a partner in a private practice in Washington DC, where she advised on housing and community development projects, government contracting, corporate structure, internal governance, and compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Géno has served as both in-house counsel and outside General Counsel for various organizations during her career. Her legal experience includes providing advice regarding government and non-government contracts, nonprofit organizations, corporate formation, litigation, employment law, tax law, and other topics. She has also taught housing law and policy courses at The George Washington School of Law and Georgetown University.

Géno has also worked on legislation and advocacy efforts for affordable housing programs locally and nationally.

These are just a few reasons we chose Sharon Wilson Géno as one of the National Connect CRE’s 2023 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected leadership positions and play key mentorship roles for others.


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NMHC's Sharon Wilson Géno

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