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CEO Message

Sharon N. Tolbert was appointed as CEO of the AHA January 2, 2015. Sharon has over twenty years of experience administering federal programs sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She is a native of Auburn and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Troy University. 

Sharon’s passion and desire is to enhance affordable housing options for families that are in need of safe and descent housing. She promotes programs to achieve the mission of providing personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide individuals and families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

The CEO’s primary responsibilities include developing and implementing high-level strategies, making major organizational decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the organization, and acting as the main point of communication between the Board of Commissioners and the AHA, LHA and RHA. The CEO handles the daily operations to include the oversight of the following departments:

  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Department (formerly known as Section 8)
  • Multifamily Housing Department
  • Maintenance Department
  • Resident Services Department
  • Human Resources Department
  • Accounting Department
  • Procurement and Compliance Department