Torey Hollingsworth
Ohio Community Development Corporation Association

Executive Director

Torey Hollingsworth is Executive Director of the Ohio CDC Association, a statewide organization that fosters vibrant neighborhoods and improves the quality of life in all communities through advocacy and capacity building of our member agencies.

Before joining OCDCA in 2023, Torey served as the Director of the Office of the Dayton City Commission, where she managed the policy work and support staff for the city’s elected leadership. Before this role, she was Senior Policy Aide for Mayor Nan Whaley, where she focused on issues related to eviction prevention, police reform, housing quality, and reducing gun violence. 

Prior to returning to her hometown of Dayton, Torey was the Manager of Research and Policy with the Greater Ohio Policy Center, where she researched and supported efforts to revitalize Ohio’s smaller legacy cities. Torey previously served as Senior Regional Organizer at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Greater DC Cares, both in Washington, DC.

Torey received her Masters of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University and her BA from the University of Chicago. She is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Dayton and serves on the Dayton Art Institute Associate Board.