Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has served as Executive Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. The Center leverages the vast knowledge and experience of ULI’s membership to advance residential development and housing affordability through research, local and national convenings and consultations, and the Jack Kemp and Robert Larson awards programs, which highlight innovative and best practices for improving housing affordability. In addition to his work at ULI, Ptomey currently serves as a governing board member for the Grounded Solutions Network and the National Housing Conference.
Prior to joining the Center, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity International’s US government relations and advocacy team for more than a decade. Previously, from 2001-2006, he represented the State of Texas as Federal Liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and from 1995-2000, he served as a senior legislative advisor to Rep. Michael Collins of Georgia. Ptomey holds degrees from Haverford College (BA) and George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School (JD) and a law license in his native Tennessee.