Steve PonTell is the Chief Executive Officer and President of National CORE. He has become a passionate advocate for the residents and communities we serve and today is one of the leading voices and public speakers on the topic of housing affordability and community transformation. Mr. PonTell has led several regional and national symposiums on our nation’s housing crisis. In addition, he has addressed the California Assembly on the challenges facing the affordable housing industry.
During his career, Mr. PonTell has pursued a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and has held several public-private leadership positions. Active in his community and industry, he serves on several boards of directors, including the California Endowment, National Housing Conference, BizFed Institute and Southern California Leadership Council. He also is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association. Mr. PonTell graduated from the California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning and the Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Business with an Executive Master of Business Administration.