Ms. Deidre Schmidt is President and Chief Executive Officer of CommonBond Communities Inc. Prior to this role she was Principal of One Roof Global Consulting. She has also had significant leadership roles with Brighton Development Corp., the National Equity Fund, Artspace Project Inc. and the Affordable Housing Institute in Boston. She was the John T. Dunlop Lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where she taught Housing and Urbanization in Global Cities and currently teaches affordable housing finance at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. In her roles at One Roof and AHI she helped entities all around the world develop policies, urban planning strategies and new business ventures in housing development and management, rental subsidies and financing.