President / Chief Executive Officer
Benson F. “Buzz” Roberts is the President and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL).
Buzz was the Director of the Office of Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2011 to 2015. He was previously Senior Vice President for Policy and Program Development at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest nonprofit investor in low-income community development. He was involved in the creation of such federal policies as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the New Markets Tax Credit, the HOME housing partnerships program, the Capital Magnet Fund, bond guarantees for Community Development Financial Institutions, and a Treasury-HUD partnership to finance affordable rental housing.
He has been a board member of several national nonprofit organizations and coalitions and the author or co-author of various books and articles on affordable housing and community development.
Administrative Services Manager
Sara Olson is the Administrative Services Manager at the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL). She joined NAAHL in October 2012.
Sara began her career as the Campaign Assistant in 2010 for Representative Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.). Subsequently, she served as the Congressman’s Press Assistant and Communications Director.
She graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Marketing.