National Advisory Council

Kent W. Colton

Kent W. Colton

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Member Since: 1984


Kathryn Colton

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Job Title: President
Company: The Colton Housing Group
Location: Virginia, United States


  • housing finance
  • public management
  • urban development


Kent Colton was the president of the Washington DC Temple. Professionally he is the president of the Colton Housing Group and senior research fellow at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. He served as the president of the Florida Tampa Mission from 2007 to 2010.He served as the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, an executive vice president at Freddie Mac, the staff director of President Reagan’s President’s Commission on Housing, and a White House Fellow. Kent earned his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University, his MPA from Syracuse University, and his PhD in urban studies from MIT. Kent and Kathryn have five children.