President and CEO
Stephen “Steve” Glaude applies his diverse leadership experiences in government, the private sector, and nonprofits as President & CEO of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED).
Steve previously served as the director of community affairs for the District of Columbia. In this role, he oversaw 13 agencies for the mayor, including the offices of Latino Affairs, Asian Affairs, African Affairs, Religious Affairs, Veterans Affairs, Women’s Policy, Youth Advisory Council, Grants and Partnerships, and others. Prior to this post, he served as director of constituent services for then-DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.
Steve has led two associations: the National Congress for Community Economic Development and the National Association of Neighborhoods. At the NCCED, he more than quadrupled annual funding in two years and created National Community Economic Development Day, a nationally-coordinated public education effort. He was responsible for fundraising, public education, legislative affairs, staff development, and more. At the National Association of Neighborhoods, he managed a national trade association with more than 2,000 members and was responsible for negotiating federal contracts and conducting critical research for the White House. Under his leadership, membership grew by 300 percent.
In between those posts, Steve worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as deputy assistant secretary for planning and community development and as deputy undersecretary for intergovernmental relations. There, he was HUD’s liaison to the nation’s mayors and governors, and he played a key role in the passage of the National Affordable Housing Act, which was the first housing legislation in 37 years. He has also served as special assistant to the president in the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, where he advised the president on demand-reduction strategies for substance abuse problems.
Steve served as president of Men Can Stop Rape, Inc., where he worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive sexual assault strategy for the five branches of the U.S. Military. Steve has managed more than $8 billion in federal grant programs. As a non-profit fundraiser, he has directly raised more than $50 million and has worked with clients to raise more than $500 million in resources. He has received the highest honors within academia, government, and the community.
In addition to his role at CNHED, Steve also serves as the board chair of The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association (NACEDA), and as a board member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Steve Glaude is a native Washingtonian, a father of three, and a proud graduate of Morgan State University.