President and CEO, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Named President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in July 2022, Alan Ferguson brings extensive experience and expertise in affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and community development. As Atlanta Habitat creates future-forward solutions to address Atlanta’s affordable housing availability, Alan’s vision to help educate Atlanta’s communities around economic mobility and income equality will help all Atlantans realize their ability to create economic stability and growth within their own households. Alan formerly worked at Invest Atlanta, and during his 8-year commitment to the organization, led teams focused on building vibrant communities and increasing economic prosperity for all Atlantans. This involved bringing together policy, strategy, and innovative tools to create and deliver diverse housing, development, and revitalization opportunities in the City of Atlanta. While at The American Opportunity Foundation, Inc., he led affordable workforce housing acquisition and investment activities. Alan’s past experience at Fannie Mae includes a number of roles, and one in particular at Fannie Mae’s American Communities Fund, he led debt and equity investments for neighborhood housing community revitalization investments for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Throughout his career, his dedication and focus to completing transactions in the areas of housing, commercial real estate, business finance, public finance, and equity investments furthered his broad experience in community and economic development leadership. Alan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance from Morehouse College, an MBA from The Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. Alan pursued doctoral studies (ABD) in Real Estate Finance at Georgia State University and is currently completing his dissertation requirements for a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The University of the Cumberlands. Born in Brooklyn, NY and reared in South DeKalb, Alan currently resides in Edgewood with Janelle, his wife of 27 years, and is enjoying becoming an empty nester with daughter (Alayna) and son (Alan) pursuing graduate and undergraduate studies, respectively, at Georgia State University. In his spare time, Alan enjoys music, travel, movies, fitness, and still holds dreams of becoming a BBQ pitmaster.