Mary Houghton is President of ShoreBank Corporation which she co-founded in 1973 in response to banks still redlining against minority neighborhoods.
- Founded the first and largest community development bank in the United States
- Supports rental housing rehabilitation, purchase and rehab for home ownership, personal asset accumulation, sustainable and small business development through an array of bank and non-bank financial products and information services
- Houghton was a shortterm advisor in Bangladesh to the Grameen Bank and Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and later in Pakistan to the Aga Khan Rural Support Program
- Director of the Calvert Foundation, Women’s World Banking and the Rapid Results Institute
- American Banker’s Community Banker of the Year for 2004, and one of America’s Best Leaders 2007 by U.S. News and World Report
- Houghton holds an M.A. in international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. cum laude from Marquette University
Last updated 8/25/16