Gloria has 38 years of experience in program design, public/private financing, housing development, real estate acquisition and management. She is the current Executive Director for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County. Her background includes leadership positions with two national non-profits as the Director of Real Estate Development for the Chavez Foundation and Regional President for Mercy Housing Inc. She began her housing career with the City of Phoenix Housing Authority. She was appointed to lead and create the Arizona Housing Department under the Babbitt administration. In that role, she consolidated all the housing programs into one department, worked with the legislature to establish the Housing Credit Allocation Agency to allocate low income housing tax credits, she managed the state tax exempt bonds of 450 million dollars and established the State Housing Trust Fund dedicating unclaimed property deposits as the revenue source to develop housing. She was then recruited by FDIC to oversee and establish the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) Affordable Housing Disposition Program in Arizona, Nevada, California and Colorado. She spent two years in Washington DC working for FDIC providing direction to complete the disposition in all the western states in the US. She was educated at Arizona State University (ASU) and JFK School of Government at Harvard University.