Renée Lewis Glover joined the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) as CEO in September 1994. Since that time, she has been widely acknowledged for her business leadership and strategic approach to community redevelopment. At AHA, she pioneered master-planned, mixed-finance, mixed-income residential development where families of all socio-economic profiles live next to each other in the same amenity-rich community.
Renée has been nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy. By introducing mixed-income communities into our cities, she has improved not only housing, but also public schools, transit access and employment opportunities. In fact, the model she created at AHA is now used as the redevelopment blueprint by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Renée has received numerous recognitions over the years. In 2011, she received the Legacy Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Big Voice for Children Award from Voices for Georgia's Children. In 2010, Renée was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of Georgia's 2010 Power Women. In October 2009, she was inducted by Affordable Housing Finance magazine into the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame. She was presented with the 2009 Urban Innovator Award from the Manhattan Institute Center for Civic Innovation. She was honored with the Turner Broadcasting Downtown Community Service Award in March 2007. On December 17, 2005, the “Masked” Award was presented to Renée by the United Negro College Fund, Inc. and the African Heritage Foundation, in appreciation for her support of UNCF and the 22nd Anniversary Mayor's Masked Ball. In July 2003, Renée was chosen by the Atlanta History Center as one of Atlanta's Defining Women. She was named Public Official of the Year 2002 by Governing Magazine. In June 2002, a collaboration among the Center for American Women and Politics, the Ford Foundation and the Council for Excellence in Government recognized her as one of the top ten American women in government. She has also been featured in Atlanta Women Speak, an anthology of speeches from Atlanta's political and corporate leadership. She was also honored with the Dan Sweat Community Leadership Award from the Urban Land Institute in 1998.
Renée serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Habitat for Humanity International. She is currently serving as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission.
Prior to joining the Atlanta Housing Authority, Renée was a corporate finance attorney in Atlanta and New York City. She received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University, her Master's degree from Yale University and her Bachelor of Arts from Fisk University.