Al served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority from 2003 until his retirement in 2013 where he oversaw the Development, Construction and Asset Management programs. Under his leadership, the agency completed five HOPE VI redevelopment projects including NewHolly, recipient of the HUD-CNU Award for Changing the Face of America’s Public Housing; and High Point, which received the 2007 ULI Global Award for Excellence. Most recently Al led the planning and entitlement effort for Yesler Terrace, a 30 acre mixed use redevelopment project in downtown Seattle.
Al received his Bachelor’s Degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York and his Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.
Al currently serves on the Mayors Advisory Committee on Affordable Housing, the Advisory Board of the Urban Land Institute-Northwest, the Board of Directors of Futurewise and the Professionals Council for the Department of Urban Design and Planning. He previously served on the Pike Place Market Historic Commission and the Boards of Directors for Common Ground and the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County as well as numerous task forces and special committees.
Seattle Housing Authority
Position: Deputy Executive Director (retired)