Mario Washington

Conference Speaker Bio

Mario Washington

Development Project Manager, Housing Authority of New Orleans



Hello my name is Mario Washington I have been married to my lovely wife since 2001 and together we are the proud parents of five awesome school-aged children. Two boys and three girls, from thirteen to nine years of age and a chocolate Labrador named Rootbeer. As one could imagine, we certainly have a busy household.

Since 2015 I have held the position as Project Manager of Development and Modernization with the Housing Authority of New Orleans. My project portfolio includes the Choice Neighborhood Initiative Grants (CNI), redevelopment of the former Iberville Public Housing Development and an offsite housing component at the former Winn Dixie site, adjacent to Iberville. This portfolio also includes offsite units within a predetermined CNI redevelopment boundary.


My previous positions were centered on residential homebuilding as the General Sales Manager with Homestar Builders. Also as a, Real Estate Development Consultant and Acquisition Specialist with Keller Williams Realty, and a Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Leasing and Compliance Consultant. I am a very detailed oriented person who appreciates the minutia of working through a process, finding a solution to an issue, and utilizing my emotional intelligence toward connecting with others and accomplishing a set goals. “What gets me going each day is that I live for negotiating”.

Educational Background and Formal Training

Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Technology                                                           Business Administration                                                                                                                          President of Student Government Affairs                                                                                                                                                                                          J.F. Drake Technical College - Huntsville, Alabama

Bachelor of Science

Urban Studies

University Of New Orleans- New Orleans, Louisiana   

Pursuing an MBA

University Of New Orleans- New Orleans, Louisiana