Marty is recognized for his leadership in community revitalization, poverty alleviation, green building, board development, networks, and strategic alliances domestically and globally. As executive director of HDC, Marty leads an association of 190 diverse organizations in a shared mission to increase access to affordable housing. A first career as founder of a diversified construction business and a subsequent degree in social work allowed Marty to merge his passion for the built environment with his commitment to social justice—and led him directly to the affordable housing sector. A past Bush Foundation fellow at the Joint Center for Housing and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Marty co-chairs the University of Washington’s West Coast Poverty Center Housing Roundtable and PSRC’s Regional TOD Advisory Committee and serves on the Growth Management Policy Board, and serves on the boards of Global Washington and NACEDA. Previous appointments include All Home’s coordinating board and the City of Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) committee.