Stacey Epperson is President and Founder of Next Step® Network, a housing intermediary that mobilizes mission-based developers and manufacturers to provide affordable housing solutions in their communities. Next Step’s system of Manufactured Housing Done Right® connects responsible financing, comprehensive homebuyer education, and delivery of high-quality, ENERGY STAR® manufactured homes, creating a model that brings more value to the customer and generates greater impact in communities. Stacey is an Ashoka Fellow and has completed the Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. She received a Master of Public Administration at Western Kentucky University and attended the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. She serves as an appointed advisor to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. Stacey serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Advisory Council. Additionally, she serves on the Inclusive Capital Partners Inspiration Council.