Deidre L. Schmidt President & CEO

Deidre Schmidt is the President & CEO of CommonBond Communities. She is responsible for maintaining the organization’s programmatic, administrative, and financial health. Ms. Schmidt has worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors in consulting, project and enterprise-level management, real estate development, investment analysis, and underwriting. Her career path has taken her to other mission-driven organizations including Artspace Projects, the National Equity Fund, Brighton Development Corporation, the Affordable housing Institute, and One Roof Global Consulting.

Ms. Schmidt was the John T. Dunlop Lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and now teaches at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Ms. Schmidt was also a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a Marshall Memorial Fellow for the German Marshall Fund. She joined the HIT Board of Trustees in 2018.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota.