Ismael Guerrero - Executive DirectorIsmael Guerrero has served as Execu​​​tive Director of the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) ​since June 2007.  Under ​Ismael’s leadership, DHA has undertaken an ambitious plan to transform public housing in Denver, creating vibrant, sustainable, mixed-income communities of choice.  Current initiatives ​include the Mariposa District and the Sun Valley Choice Neighborhood Initiatives, both TOD communities along the new West Line light rail corridor.

Ismael was born and raised in Chicago where he earned an engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.   Previous housing experience includes leadership positions with: U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation, Mercy Housing Southwest, Rocky Mountain Mutual Housing, and the Resurrection Project in Chicago.

In 2012, DHA received a National Award for Smart Growth Achievement from the Environmental Protection Agency and in 2014 Ismael Guerrero was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change in Solar Deployment.