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Brian A. Hudson, Sr.

Retired, Executive Director & CEO

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

Manager biography

CDT Board Member Brian Hudson

Brian A. Hudson, Sr., retired, is the former Executive Director and CEO of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).  Mr. Hudson took over the PHFA reins on July 1, 2003, following his appointment to the post by unanimous approval by the agency’s Board of Directors.  His major responsibilities involved developing and implementing program initiatives as well as providing guidance for the Board, and for maintaining relationships with the Administration, the State Legislature and Congress, business and advocacy partners, the financial community and the public. 

He was previously the PHFA’s deputy executive director and chief financial officer beginning in 1995.  PHFA is Pennsylvania’s leading provider of capital for affordable homes and apartments, and is one of the largest state housing agencies in the United States. 

Mr. Hudson holds a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.  Mr. Hudson currently serves as director on the Board of Erie Indemnity Company and chair of the Audit Committee, board director for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and board director for the MidPenn Bank Holding Company.

Mr. Hudson is past president board member of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, a former member of the board of the National Housing Trust and former chairman of the Commonwealth Cornerstone Group.  He’s also the former chairman of the Audit Committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and a former member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.